Quique Sanchez Flores, the Espanyol manager has distanced himself from taking charge of Stoke City, saying he is “happy” at the Spanish side.
Last Saturday, the Potters sacked Mark Hughes with the club in the Premier League relegation zone.
This week, Stoke held talks with Sanchez Flores but the ex-Watford manager said on Saturday: “Here I have all I need. I am the coach and will be.”
Until 2019, Sanchez Flores is under contract with La Liga side Espanyol but has a release clause in his deal, had been Stoke’s first choice to replace Hughes.
The 52-year-old Spaniard said: “I’m well and quite happy with my situation. I don’t have to explain anything else.”
Gary Rowett, the Derby County boss was originally the leading contender to succeed Hughes, but he signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal with the Championship club on Tuesday. It was expected that Stoke will have their new manager in place for the Premier League game against Manchester United on Monday but now it seems unlikely.
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