Potters should shortly confirm Welshman’s appointment.
Stoke City are set to name Mark Hughes as their new manager this week, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The Potters recently dispensed with the services of Tony Pulis after the popular Welshman’s seven years at the Britannia stadium, his second spell in charge of the club.
However, after having struggled badly for form for most of the year, and only managing to avoid relegation to the Championship near the very end of last season, Stoke chairman Peter Coates decided to call time on Pulis’s association with the club.
And now it appears as though Coates will turn to fellow Welshman Hughes to try and take Stoke forward next campaign, with the former Wales, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers head coach set to be offered a one-year rolling contract.
Hughes, 49, will be hoping that he can repair his damaged managerial reputation at Stoke after a tough time in charge of QPR, who sacked him last November having won just eight of his 34 matches in charge of the west Londoners.