Stoke hit with huge setback after managerial target Gary Rowett signs new Derby deal

First-team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki is in temporary charge at the Bet365 Stadium following the exits of Hughes and assistant boss Mark Bowen.

Niedzwiecki could yet lead the side into next Monday’s Premier League trip to Manchester United, although Stoke chairman Peter Coates and his son John, the vice-chairman, are working with chief executive Tony Scholes to get a permanent boss in before then.

Former Manchester United and Wales striker Hughes was shown the door with the Potters in the Premier League’s bottom three and out of the FA Cup after a 2-1 defeat at League Two side Coventry at the weekend.

Hughes, who arrived at Stoke in May 2013, issued a statement through the League Managers’ Association yesterday admitting that Stoke had dipped after finishing ninth in each of his first three seasons.

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