Steve Clarke will not become the next Stoke City boss despite the Championship side showing an interest in the Scotsman.
The Sun reported that the 56-year-old, who is currently in charge of the Scottish national team, had been sounded out by the Potters as they look to find a permanent successor to Nathan Jones.
Whilst they claim that Stoke would have been able to offer Clarke a significantly bigger contract to the one he is currently on, it seems as if the Staffordshire outfit will have to look elsewhere.
That’s after reporter Alan Nixon revealed to a fan on Twitter that even though there was genuine interest, it’s a move that won’t happen.
There was. But that won’t happen. https://t.co/zTRBjwdJxx
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) November 6, 2019
Clarke has a good reputation in the game after impressive spells in charge of West Brom and most recently Kilmarnock over the years, with the Scottish Premiership side reaching Europe under his guidance.
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That prompted Scotland to give him the job and he will hope to lead the country to Euro 2020 when they play in the Nations League finals next year.
This probably isn’t a surprise when you think about it and it was a bold move from Stoke. Clarke has not been Scotland manager long and the focus will always have been on the Nations League and getting to Euro 2020 that way.
So, with that still an option, it’s highly unlikely he would leave now and Nixon’s update suggests that’s the case.
Now, it’s down to Stoke to look elsewhere because they need to sort this situation as soon as possible.
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