Stoke City have yet to adapt to life back in the second tier of English football.
Gary Rowett, who took charge at the Bet365 Stadium in May this year, has only managed to pick up two points from the opening four fixtures of the 2018/19 Championship season.
Rowett certainly proved his credibility last season, having guided to Derby County to the play-offs, but doesn’t seem to be on course to repeat his achievement.
Coming into the new campaign, Stoke City were tipped as one of the top candidates to gain promotion back to the Premier League, and whilst it is still very early days, they don’t look to be playing to the level their fanbase would have been expecting.
Whilst the Potters have bought in new players to bolster their squad across the pitch, suffering relegation from England’s top flight has seen a number of high profile players exit the club this summer.
We discuss what we believe to be the worst decision made by Stoke City over the last three months.
Appointing Gary Rowett.
The squad at the bet365 Stadium looks superb, but I don’t think Rowett is the man to get the best out of them.
He’s been good in the Championship, without playing outstanding football or winning a promotion.
Its early days, of course, but he doesn’t look like the right man to deliver a Premier League return.
Keeping Saido Berahino at the club.
Whilst the striker does seem to be getting a good run of first team football under Gary Rowett, his goal scoring record is abysmal.
While Stoke City may not have picked up too much money for the Burundi-born forward, they just don’t need him at the club.