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Breaking: Martin O'Neill Back In Picture For Stoke City Job

Breaking: Martin O'Neill Back In Picture For Stoke City Job

It looked very much like Martin O'Neill was going to be Stoke City's next manager this week, until it didn't. Stoke's preferred candidate for the gig was Espanyol's Quique Sanchez Flores, erstwhile of Watford.

While O'Neill had spoken to Stoke officials about the job, it was expected that Flores would be given the job after his own conversations with Stoke's board and some non-committal quotes after Espanyol's cup game on Wednesday night.

Today, however, it has emerged that Flores has turned the Stoke job down, and will stay with Espanyol. Rumours tweeted by Guillem Balague were actually proved right, as Flores announced his intention to stay put in a press conference earlier today.

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With Flores now staying put, perhaps Stoke will once again turn to Martin O'Neill, a man who is evidently desperate for the job.

More to follow

 

Gavin Cooney
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