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Stoke City To The Top

Started on 16 July 2012 by Jason_Kavanagh
Latest Reply on 16 July 2012 by CharlieM92
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Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has called a press Conference. Hi everyone thanks for coming I am here today to take question on Tony Pulis leaving the club.

Press Daily Mirror
So it is true that Mr Puils left Stoke City Football Club.

Peter Coates
Yes it is true in the last 24 hours tony has left the club. And 1st of all we wish to thank tony. In the last 5 years that tony has been here he has done a remarkable job and myself and the board would like to thank tony for what he has done and brought to stoke city football club and we hope tony has a lot of success in his career.

Press The Sun
Mr Coates can you tell us the reason why Mr Puils has left the club after having a great season last year and getting the club into Europa League this season.

Peter Coates
Well 1st of all tony had a great season last year getting the club into the Europa league is a great achievement. Now to your question they reason behind tony leaving the club is tony came to my office at the end of the season saying he felt he had done all he could for the club and felt it was time to step down and let someone else take the club forward. I tried with all my power to convince tony that he was the man to take the club forward and asked him to rethink his decision over the holidays and he agreed to do that. The 1st week back after holidays I offered tony a new 5 year deal which was rejected by tony saying he still was going to leave the next day tony came to my office and handed my his letter of Resignation so in the end I could not do anything and again I wish him all the best.

Press The Sun
So with this going on for the last 2 months and now with tony gone will there be a few players leaving the club also as they all said they love playing under tony. And with stoke been labelled a home away from home all the players looked at tony as a daddy of the club and with tony gone the moral must be affected really badly.

Peter Coates
Yes this has been going on for the last 2 months and we tried everything to keep tony at the club but his mind was made up he was a great manager and also a great friend to me and everyone within the club. In terms of the players I have set down with the team and had a talk with all the players all though they are upset they have all said they will still be here next season and will still give 110% to the club and take the club forward they all understand they still have a job to do.

Press The Mirror
Mr Coates the question on everyone’s lips is who is going to be the new manager of Stoke City football club.

Peter Coates
We have appointed youth team coach J Kavanagh has an interim manager as from today ontill we find a new manager who we find can take the club forward. Kavanagh has been at the club 3 years as a youth coach and has shown great leadership and mental quality’s to maybe one day become a great manager still very young only 26 it’s a big step up for him. From today on Kavanagh is the manager until we appoint a new manager to lead the club thank you that’s all for now Kavanagh’s 1st press conference will be tomorrow.

First Press Conference

In Kavanaghs first press conference here is what he had to say.

Thanks everyone for coming out today 1st of all o would like to thank Mr Coates for giving me the chance to show what I can do and even tho I am a interim manager if I get a could start I am hoping to get the job on a full time deal. In terms of the team and were we want to finish I said mid table as the club is good enough for that. I was given 7.5 Million for transfers and plan on bringing 4 to 5 players in and also 2 of my youth players that I have worked with over the last 3 season are ready for the 1st team. To replace a manager of tony puils is a big asked and all I can do is give it my best tony rang me up today and gave me a lot of tips so I am great full to him for that and I understand that he is on the list of a lot of clubs to become there new manager so best of luck with that.

In terms of my staff I will be keeping everyone at the club as I know them all really well and get along with them all. Some players will leave and new players will come in that does all for now thank you.

Pre-Season And Transfers

Ok so in the transfer market I have singed six players and sold three the players I have bought look really good for the formation I am playing and will fit right into the team now they won’t be getting thrown into the deep end until they learn how to swim they have to gel with the team 1st so here they are.

Players In
Craig Dawson 1.5 Million
Bressan 1.1 Million
Jail Andile 1.2 Million
Ruben Yttergard 1.2 Million
Felipe Anderson 6 Million
Jelle Vossen 2 Million
Total 13 Million

Players Sold
Florent Cuvelier 1 Million
Kenwyne Jones 7.5 Million
Rory Delap 500 K
Total 9 Million

Here are my pre-season matches some great matches and hope the team can play like this in the new season here is the results

Stoke Vs Mk Dons (Away) 2-0 (Win)
Vs Magdeburg (Away) 2-0 (Win)
Vs Crawley (Away) 3-0 (Win)
Vs Villarreal (Home) 3-2 (Win)

So I will update after every five games thanks for reading.
Will be following. Are you still gonna be doing your Crewe story?

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