First-choice Flores favourite for Stoke job

Quique Sanchez Flores is the latest favourite to become Stoke's next manager after reportedly being offered the vacancy at the bet365 Stadium.

The Espanyol boss is 4-6 to leave his current La Liga job to return to the Premier League having previously managed Watford and a decision on his future either way is expected quickly with Stoke desperate to have a manager in place as soon as possible after sacking Mark Hughes on Saturday.

Martin O'Neill has drifted to 2-1 with Slaven Bilic out to 5-1 in what has seemingly developed into a three-man race for the Potters post with Flores the clear first-choice target.

The TV companies have announced their live scheduling for the FA Cup fourth round with the first tie on television Yeovil versus Manchester United on BBC1 on Friday January 26.

BT Sport have a triple header on the following day with Peterborough's home clash with Fleetwood or Leicester, Newport against Tottenham and West Brom's trip to Liverpool.

Sunday January 28 starts on BT Sport with Chelsea or Norwich against Newcastle and ends with Manchester City's trip to either Mansfield or Cardiff on BBC1.

Paddy Power are offering 6-1 that Naby Keita joins Liverpool in January with Leipzig hoping to keep their influential midfielder until the end of the season, while Valencia have boosted their squad options with the capture of Arsenal's Francis Coquelin.

Match in Focus


Wales v Denmark

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Wales have conceded in four of their last six matches in all competitions
Expert verdict
Denmark stalled Wales’ Nations League progress in the reverse fixture and can go top of the group with victory in Cardiff. Age Hareide’s men sunk the Welsh 2-0 in September courtesy of a Christian Eriksen brace and their resolute rearguard and prolificacy in the final third can see them ease past the hosts again. Wales took maximum points from their two matches with Ireland but have crumbled when hositng Spain in a friendly.



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