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Stoke City Revival Story - Return of Stokealona

  1. Exclamation Stoke City Revival Story - Return of Stokealona

    Stoke City Revival - Return of Stokealona

    As the end of the 2018 season came to a climax disaster struck for Stoke City as they were the first team in the Premier League to be relegated from the division.

    Paul Lambert's side came into the game knowing that a win would give the side any realistic chance of survival. Stoke took the lead in the first half through Xherdan Shaqiri's 25-yard free-kick.

    However, the Potters fate was sealed in the second-half with efforts from James McArthur and Patrick van Aanholt sealing a 2-1 defeat, and ensuring that Stoke will be returning to the Championship for the first time since the 2007-08 campaign.

    Ultimately Stoke being condemned to the Championship for the 2018-19 season signaled a new beginning for the club, a few days after confirmation of the relegation had been confirmed. Stoke released the following the statement.

    "Whilst Paul was unable to guide us to safety, it certainly wasn't due to a lack of effort, professionalism and dedication, a new manager will be confirmed as soon as possible and will be provided with the financial backing that they require. Our aim for the next season will be to get back where we belong, by winning the Championship, under the guidance of our new Manager.”

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  2. Sky Sports Stoke Confirm Marcelo 'Loco' Bielsa as Manager

    Stoke Confirm Marcelo 'Loco' Bielsa as Manager

    STOKE CITY are delighted to confirm the appointment of Marcelo Biesla as the Club’s new manager.
    The 62-year-old has signed a three-year contract and will officially take charge at the bet365 Stadium on Monday 27th of May where he will also meet with the media.

    Following the announcement today the following Statement was released by club Chief Executive Tony Scholes, “Marcelo was selected from a small number of candidates that had the desired credentials we were looking for in our new manager. He brings his well renowned Aggressive, Attacking style of football, which we are hoping he can implement on our players.”

    When the Club decided that a managerial change was needed, we stated that we were looking to make an appointment as soon as possible, particularly given our drop in league to the Championship and the over-riding priority being regaining our place in the Premier League.

    The Club reviewed a number of potential candidates against the criteria set out by the Chairman of Stoke, and met with a small number of parties who had expressed an interest in the job.

    Peter Coates said: “Marcelo is highly regarded for his work with Argentina, Chile, Athletic Bilbao and Marseille, we are aware there have also been unsuccessful spells at Lille and Lazio, however we believe that we can provide Marcelo with the platform to generate success for the club.

    Pep Guardiola has previously described Biesla as "the best coach in the world", while Mauricio Pochettino and Diego Simeone also credit him as one of their biggest managerial influences.

    "Bielsa has been a teacher, a leader or a reference for many new coaches, first and foremost because he makes you think about football," said Football Expert Guillem Balague. "He makes you realise that there are alternative ways of playing to what has been done before

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