Championship team fires manager following most recent loss.
Alex Neil was fired as manager of Stoke City, a Championship team, after the team lost to Sheffield Wednesday 1-0.
The Potters, who had a significant 18-player revamp over the summer, are only two points above the bottom in 20th place after only six wins in their last 20 league games.
Furthermore, Alex Neil was fired earlier today after losing to Sheffield Wednesday, which turned out to be the last straw. For the forthcoming match against Swansea, Paul Gallagher assumed interim managerial duties. Ryan Shawcross, a former Stoke player, and Alex Morris provided support.
Chairman John Coates emphasised the club’s pursuit of a new direction while expressing gratitude for Neil’s contributions to the team.
In order to lead the team to victory, he emphasised the necessity of making quick improvements and appointing Neil’s successor.
He stated on the club’s website:
“We would like to thank Alex for his hard work during his time with Stoke City. He is a man of absolute integrity who has given his all.”
“We are appreciative of the foundation he helped lay in order to assemble a group of players in whom we have great confidence in their ability to turn things around this season and who can assist us in attaining longer-term success.”
But given the team’s current performance thus far, we have had to make the painful choice to look for a new path for the group at this time.
“Our club’s success is the most important thing to me, and we are currently working to appoint Alex’s successor.”
From 2008 until 2018, Stoke City played in the Premier League for ten seasons, first under Tony Pulis and then under Mark Hughes.
Under Pulis’s leadership, they were among the hardest venues to visit, and his brand of football made the opposition’s evening extremely frustrating.
They have failed to secure a promotion back to the Premier League since their relegation.