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BREAKING NEWS: Slumping Stoke part company with Hughes

Stoke City's FA Cup exit to fourth-tier Coventry City has cost Mark Hughes his job, after four and a half years in charge.

07 Jan 2018, 01:43 IST
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Mark Hughes leaves the pitch after Stoke City 0-3 West Ham

Stoke City have parted company with Mark Hughes after a prolonged slump in form under the Welshman left them fighting against Premier League relegation.

Hughes was in charge at the bet365 Stadium for four and a half years, leading the Potters to three successive ninth-place finishes in the top flight.

However, they finished 13th last term and have slipped to 18th in 2017-18, having won only one of their last seven league matches.

Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup third-round defeat to League Two side Coventry City - Hughes' 200th game in charge - proved the final straw for the Stoke hierarchy, with the former Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City boss relieved of his duties soon after.

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