Quique Sanchez Flores rules himself out of vacant Stoke job

Quique Sanchez Flores rules himself out of vacant Stoke job

Quique Sanchez Flores has confirmed that he will remain as the manager of Espanyol and won't become the new manager of Premier League side Stoke City.

Balague, a well-respected Spanish journalist, claims the current Espanyol boss has already met with the club's board over a potential deal.

However, Flores ended that speculation on Saturday afternoon, saying he is happy at Espanyol and wishes to remain with the club. "I'm well, absolutely content with my situation, and I don't have to explain anything else".

"We like how they treat us, what we generate in the stadium and that Espanyol will grow".

'There is nothing to tell.

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The Hornets made the ill-advised decision to replace the former Spain defender with Walter Mazzarri despite Sanchez Flores keeping the Vicarage Road club in the Premier League at the first time of asking and reaching the FA Cup semi-finals.

Stoke had hoped to appoint Flores this weekend after vice-chairman John Coates and chief executive Tony Scholes flew to Barcelona for initial talks on Wednesday.

"It happened three weeks ago with Gerard Moreno, but we have to think that we are happy with Espanyol".

Mark Hughes was sacked on January 7 after Stoke continued their miserable run of form with a 2-1 defeat by League Two side Coventry in the FA Cup third round.

It now looks inevitable that Eddie Niedzwiecki will take charge of the team at Old Trafford for the Monday Night Football clash against Manchester United.

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