“He’s going to be a big player for us for years to come”
“He’s going to be a big player for us for years to come.”
Hughes made Arnautovic one of his first signings as Stoke manager in 2013 after snapping up the former FC Twente star from Werder Bremen for a bargain £2m.
Hughes has since brought the best out of the volatile frontman, who has left behind the bad-boy reputation that dogged him in Holland, Italy – where he was briefly on loan under Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan – and Germany.
And Arnautovic admitted it has helped to feel loved after deciding to stay at Stoke.