Niedzwiecki takes temporary charge after Hughes and Bowen depart

Stoke City's first team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki took charge of training this morning, following the departure of manager Mark Hughes.

He was sacked on Saturday evening, following the Potters exit from the FA Cup at the hands of League Two side Coventry.

The club say Niedzwiecki will be responsible for first team affairs while the process of appointing a new manager is ongoing.

They have also confirmed that assistant manager Mark Bowen has left the bet365 Stadium.

In a statement they thanked the Welshman for his efforts over the past four and a half years, and wished him the best for the future.

Former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill are amongst the favourites to succeed Hughes.


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