Nathan Jones sacked by struggling Stoke

Nathan Jones has been sacked by Championship strugglers Stoke with assistant manager Paul Hart and first-team coach Joaquin Gomez also departing the bet365 Stadium with immediate effect.

Rory Delap, Kevin Russell and Andy Quy will take temporary charge of first-team affairs as the side prepares for Monday's clash against West Brom.

Preston Alex Neil is the 2-1 favourite to replace Jones with former Potters chief Tony Pulis 7-2 for a return to Stoke.


Match in Focus

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West Ham v Liverpool

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Key stats
  • Liverpool have won 31 of their last 32 league games
Expert verdict
Most of Liverpool's big guns will return to face West Ham, giving them a strong chance of posting a 15th consecutive Premier League victory. Sadio Mane's injury is a blow for the leaders but they should grind out a low-scoring success over West Ham, who lost 1-0 at home to a largely second-string West Brom team on Saturday.



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