EPL: Stoke City sack Mark Hughes after FA Cup exit

English Premier League side, Stoke City has announced the sack of its manager, Mark Hughes.

Hughes was sacked just hours after his struggling side was shocked in FA Cup third round defeat at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

The 54-year-old gaffer was already on the brink of being dismissed prior to the 2-1 loss at fourth-tier Coventry following a miserable run that left the team languishing in the EPL relegation zone.

“Stoke City can confirm that the contract of manager Mark Hughes has been terminated with immediate effect,” a statement on the club’s Twitter account read.

The limp nature of Stoke’s FA Cup exit proved the final straw as Hughes was axed three hours after the final whistle at the Ricoh Arena.

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