Stoke City manager Nathan Jones says that the club will be successful if everybody buys into what he has planned.
Jones was named as Gary Rowett’s successor on Wednesday and was taking his first pre-match press conference as Potters’ boss ahead of the weekend clash with Brentford at Griffin Park.
“I’ve not been given a timescale but I have my own targets,” he said.
“I believe if everyone buys into it what we do then we can be successful.”
The 45-year-old left Luton Town on Wednesday with the Hatters sat in second place in the League One table, to move to what has been an underwhelming Stoke side.
Rowett was sacked with the club slumped in 14th place after 26 games despite being named heavy pre-season favourites to win the title after being relegated from the Premier League.
The Stoke board will be keen for the club to get back into the hunt for a top-six spot during the season run-in, but with eight points separating them from sixth-placed Derby County, that looks like a tricky task.
Jones is absolutely right that everybody will need to be on board for his time to be a success.
That was the case at Kenilworth Road. Every single player and member of staff were completely behind Jones and his philosophy and it did absolute wonders for them.
It may take a while to implement, but they will reap the rewards if they show patience.
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