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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes happy to have contract talks with owners


Speaking ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with QPR, Stoke boss Mark Hughes said: "The owners intimated they would like to discuss a new contract. If we can reach an agreement, I will be more than happy. We are a good fit."

The 51-year-old's appointment as Tony Pulis' successor in 2013 led to demons­tra­tions from some Stoke fans.

But Hughes guided Stoke to their best Premier League finish - ninth - in 2013-14 and they currently lie 10th.

QPR sacked Hughes in 2012 as they headed for relegation to the Champi­onship.

The Welshman is unsure about speculation he will be given an additional two years.

"The length and terms will be discussed in due course I would imagine," he said. "But I'm delighted they want to do it."

The Coates family who own the majority of Stoke's shares, and Chairman Peter Coates have a record of sticking with their managers, with only 3 in the last 11 years.



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