English Premier League side, Stoke City have sacked manager, Mark Hughes following the team’s FA Cup defeat at the hands of Coventry City.
Stoke suffered a shocking 2-1 FA Cup defeat to League Two Coventry on Saturday, January 6, to crash out of the FA Cup in the third round, prompting the club’s board to part company with their manager of four-and-a-half years.
The defeat proved to be the final nail in the coffin for the 54-year-old Hughes who recorded only one win in his past seven (7) games.
A club statement read: “Stoke City can confirm that the contract of manager Mark Hughes has been terminated with immediate effect.
“We would like to thank Mark for all he has achieved for the Club over the last four and a half years, notably in guiding us to three successive ninth places finishes in the Premier League, and we wish him every success for the future.
“The Club will look to appoint a new manager as soon as possible and will be making no further comment at this time”, the statement added.
Meanwhile, Hughes leaves with the club in the Premier League relegation zone as sit in 18th place and are only goal difference away from safety.