BREAKING: Nathan Jones Sacked as Stoke City Manager


Nathan Jones has been sacked as manager of Stoke, who are now looking for their fifth manager in just 22 months.

After being appointed in January 2019, the Welshman picked up just five league wins in 34 league games.

Jones has lost his job after 10 months in charge at bet365 where the Potters languish in the bottom three of the Sky Bet Championship.

A Statement from the club said: “Stoke City have today parted company with manager Nathan Jones with immediate effect.

“Assistant manager Paul Hart and first team coach Joaquin Gomez have also left the bet365 Stadium.

“The Club would like to thank Nathan and his staff for their efforts over the past nine months.”

After leaving high-flying Luton, Jones could not recapture the same form as he only managed three wins from 20 games at the end of the 2018-19 season.

The dismal form continued into this campaign, as the Potters have recorded their worst start to a campaign since 1900-1901.

Calls for his sacking have been coming for some time, however back to back wins against Swansea and Fulham earned him a stay of execution.

However, the final straw came last Saturday when Stoke lost to Millwall 2-0.

In a sense of poetic justice, the defeat came at the hands of his predecessor Gary Rowett.

Nathan Jones said: “I would like to thank John and Peter Coates, firstly for the opportunity to manage this Football Club and then for the continued support and patience throughout my time here.

“I would also like to thank the supporters for their fantastic support. Finally, I wish the Club the very best for the future.”

No replacement has been named as yet with Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill currently favorite with the book makers to be named replacement.


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