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Mark Hughes' first home match against Genoa

Mark Hughes' first home match in charge of Stoke City will be against Italian side Genoa in a pre-season friendly.

The Serie A side will visit the Britannia Stadium on August 10th, a week before the Potters open their Premier League campaign against Liverpool at Anfield.

Mark Hughes was unveiled as the new Stoke City manager last month Credit: ITV News Central

Mark Hughes wants to make Stoke 'really competitive'

Hughes was unveiled at a press conference earlier today Credit: ITV News Central

Mark Hughes is focused on "moving Stoke forward" after being named as the replacement for Tony Pulis today.

Hughes, who most recently managed QPR and was sacked by the club last November, was confirmed as the Potters' new boss on a three-year deal at a press conference.

"I'm absolutely delighted to get the opportunity," Hughes said.

Hughes said Stoke is a local club which is 'close to its community' Credit: ITV News Central
Stoke City chairman Peter Coates would not say how much Hughes will have to spend Credit: ITV News Central



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