Stoke City manager Tony Pulis will carry the Olympic torch when it reaches his club's home city later this week.
He is thought to be the only top flight manager to be given such an honour.
He will take up the flame as it leaves the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in the city centre on Thursday.
In a star-studded day for the Olympic Torch, the flame was carried by the captain of the Starship Enterprise and sport personalities alike.
The cast and crew of EastEnders are carrying out the final touches for tonight's Olympic Torch episode.
The Olympic Torch soared to new heights when it was taken to the top of the London Eye.