Stoke City are in the market to find Gary Rowett’s successor this week after he was sacked as manager of the club after a poor start this season.
Many would have predicted that the Potters would have been one of the favourites to win promotion to the Premier League, following relegation last season.
But they have struggled to find consistency in results, and they find themselves 14th in the Championship table, and more importantly, they are well adrift of the play-off places.
This will be concerning reading for Stoke supporters, who will fear they could lose their key players at the end of the season if bigger clubs come calling.
Luton boss, Nathan Jones and Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder have emerged as the frontrunners to succeed Rowett according to the Daily Mail.
But which managers should Stoke be steering clear of as they look to appoint their new boss?
Find out below….
Allardyce has been out of work since a shocking spell at Everton concluded last season, and he’s already been named as one of the managers that could take charge of the struggling Potters.
Although he was a wealth of experience as manager, Stoke need stability at this moment in time, and Allardyce certainly wouldn’t give that if he took charge.
It seems highly unlikely that they will make a move for Hughes, but you certainly can’t rule it out.
The former Stoke boss was dismissed by Southampton earlier this season after struggling to steer the Saints clear of their relegation worries.
Stoke should be considering a manager that would bring a winning mentality to a Potters side that are in desperate need of a good run of results.
The former West Ham and Everton boss is likely to be considered as Rowett’s replacement, but they should steer clear of this one.
Moyes is likely to be on high wages, and wouldn’t be what Stoke need this season.
He also has struggled for wins in his last few jobs at Manchester United, Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham, so surely Stoke wouldn’t be tempted to make him an offer after his recent poor managerial record?