"I am delighted to be here at Stoke City and happy that the board have shown due diligence during the proces.
"I have always worked with great expectation.
I have no fear of that and I am looking forward to taking this club forward."
Mark Hughes has been appointed the new manager of Stoke City FC, replacing Tony Pulis.
Former Stoke manager Tony Pulis is disappointed by his exit but accepts chairman Peter Coates' decision to take the club in a new direction
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