Stoke are considering the future of manager Mark Hughes after a disappointing first half of the season, reports BBC Sport.
The board of directors have not met to formally discuss Hughes' position, but are weighing up their options after Monday's home defeat by Newcastle.
Hughes remains in his post and is preparing the team for Saturday's trip to Coventry City in the FA Cup.
The Welshman is expected to conduct the pre-match news conference on Thursday, and take charge of the game.
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