Alex Neil is SACKED as Stoke manager after suffering a fourth-straight defeat to leave the Potters 20th in the Championship – with Paul Gallagher installed as caretaker boss for Tuesday night’s clash with Swansea

11 December 2023 0 By Total Football News
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Stoke have sacked manager Alex Neil with the club sitting 20th in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Potters were beaten 1-0 at home by fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, which was a fourth-straight defeat in a six-match winless run.

Neil was appointed at the end of August 2022 after leaving Sunderland, but the former Norwich and Preston boss was unable to mount a sustained promotion challenge, with Stoke eventually finishing 16th last season.

Martin Canning has also left his position, with Paul Gallagher installed as caretaker manager ahead of the home game against Swansea on Tuesday night.

Alex Morris and former Potters defender Ryan Shawcross are also part of the interim backroom team.

Alex Neil has been sacked by Championship side Stoke City with the club 20th in the table

Alex Neil has been sacked by Championship side Stoke City with the club 20th in the table 

The Potters lost 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, a fourth defeat in six matches

The Potters lost 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, a fourth defeat in six matches 

Stoke chairman John Coates said on the club's official website: 'Alex is a man of absolute integrity who has given his all for Stoke City and we would like to thank him for his hard work during his time with the club.

'We are grateful for the building blocks he has helped put in place in bringing together a group of players in whom we have a huge amount of faith regarding their ability to turn things around this season and who can help us achieve longer-term success.

'However, with the way the results have been so far, we have made the difficult decision to seek a new direction for the team at this time.

'Nothing matters to me more than the success of our club and we are now working towards the appointment of Alex's successor.'


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