Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores turns down move to Stoke City

Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores turns down move to Stoke City

Flores is understood to be the leading contender to succeed Mark Hughes after Stoke had to abandon their hopes of luring Gary Rowett away from Derby after he signed a new contract with the Championship promotion hopefuls.

Espanyol held a press conference on Saturday afternoon that supporters though would spell the end of Sanchez Flores' time at the club, but it's quite the opposite.

The Ireland boss was made the clear favourite by the bookies this morning when Sanchez Flores said he was happy to stay at Espanyol. "I am the coach and will be". I am absolutely happy with my situation, I do not have to explain anything else.

Flores was successful in the Premier League with Watford in 2016 and he managed to secure a mid-table position for the newly promoted club.

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"We like the connection (with the club), how they treat us, I like that Espanyol are growing". We feel good and it is very hard for someone to leave.

According to the Telegraph, the Potters have officially offered O'Neill and his assistant Roy Keane a return to Premier League management. He will either give them an immediate yes or he will stay at Espanyol.

Stoke City, who sit 18th in Premier League, will now move on to their other managerial targets with Ireland boss Martin O'Neill now looking the favorite to take the Stoke hot seat.

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