New Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has released seven players from Stoke City including notable names such as Jermaine Pennant, Rory Delap, Dean Whitehead, Mamady Sidibe, Matthew Upson and Carlo Nash.
On top of that, Stoke City have announced that six members of the club’s coaching staff have left the club including QPR legend Gerry Francis.
Hughes is expected to bring in his own coaching staff, which will likely include his right-hand man Mark Bowen.
What are your thoughts about the Stoke footballers being released? Should any of them been given another chance to shine at the club? Was releasing Jermaine Pennant a harsh decision given his potential? Have your say in the comments section below.
Here’s a video tribute to Rory Delap’s career at Stoke City:
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Jermaine Pennant and Rory Delap among seven players released by Stoke City — The Independent
- Mark Schwarzer says he will be leaving Fulham after Stekelenburg signing — Evening Standard
- Arsene Wenger is in for the long term at Arsenal, insists Ivan Gazidis — The Guardian
- Laudrup expected to remain at Swansea despite ‘disagreement over transfer funds‘ — Independent
- Michael Laudrup could leave Swansea City over transfer fallout with Huw Jenkins — The Mail
- The 101 Greatest Goals of 2012/2013 [Video & Vote] — 101 Great Goals
- New TV deal could drag Premier League clubs out of debt – if it’s not all spent on wages — Independent
- Torquay’s Liam Prynn is in line for a move to Premier league outfit Aston Villa — Sky Sports
- Liverpool to commemorate Bill Shankly’s 100th birthday with friendly against Preston — The Mail
- As sports TV costs soar, leagues find new ways to slice up video dollars — GigaOm
- Simon Mignolet unlikely to sign new contract at Sunderland, reveals agent — The Independent
- Football League wants to restrict the use of overseas loans after Watford signed 10 players — BBC Sport
- Leeds United are closing in on the signing of former Reading striker Noel Hunt — Sky Sports
- Franck Ribery and Daniel van Buyten sign new Bayern Munich deals — The Mail
- Bayern Munich sell out 16 of 17 home games next season — The Guardian
- England have slipped two places to ninth in the latest FIFA world rankings — Sky Sports
- Benni McCarthy retires from football at the age of 35 — BBC Sport
- Glenn Hoddle should be England Under 21 manager — The Mail
- ESPNW.com to relaunch today with new website design — Sports Business Daily
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