Potters set to announce former QPR and Fulham boss as new manager on Wednesday.
Stoke City are set to announce Mark Hughes as Tony Pulis’ successor on Wednesday, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
Stoke have been heavily linked with the 49-year-old since Pulis departed by mutual consent last week and the Welshman, who was sacked by QPR last November after a disastrous year in charge, will undoubtedly prove a divisive appointment.
Previous spells at Man City and Fulham also yielded little success for Hughes, and Stoke fans may be left questioning the decision of club chairman Peter Coates, especially when other targets such as Roberto Martinez, Gus Poyet and Roberto Di Matteo are available.
Coates has informed Hughes that while there is money to spend, the transfer budget is no where near that which he enjoyed at QPR, and the former Wales head-coach will be asked to work within strict financial restraints while at the Britannia Stadium.