The 51 year old manager of Stoke City, Mark Hughes extended his contract with the Premier League after penning a new deal which will keep the Welsh manager at the club for 4 more years. In March of the current year Hughes agreed to stay as the head coach of Stoke City at least until the summer of 2019.
Mark Hughes expressed his joy in having signed a contract extension with Stoke City as he said: “I’m delighted to have signed a new contract. I think it’s exciting times for Stoke City, everyone can see there’s more progress to be made and we want to see how far we can take the club.I came here 18 or so months ago and it’s gone as well as I could have hoped, we’ve certainly kept progressing which is vitally important from my point of view.’’
So far, it has been a mixed season for Mark Hughes and his team as they have won 13 matches, tied 7 and lost 13 Premier League games. Stoke City has managed to secure huge victories against top teams such as: Manchester City but a few days later suffer a surprising loss against a club which is located in the bottom spots of the Premier League. This is what happened at the beginning of the season when Stoke City secured a 1-0 triumph over Manchester City and 13 days later lost against Leicester City.
Mark Hughes has had to cope with a high amount of injured players in this season but even with this setback, Stoke City is on track of finishing the Premier League season by settling in the top 10 spots of the English league and Hughes said that this has turned into the priority of the club.