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David Moyes odds on for managerial return as Stoke sack Gary Rowett

David Moyes is the odds-on favourite to take over as Stoke City's next manager.

The Potters sacked boss Gary Rowett on Tuesday morning after just eight months in charge.

Stoke were relegated from the Premier League last season and are currently eight points adrift of a play-off spot as they bid to bounce straight back.

Former Derby boss Rowett has overseen just nine wins in 29 games in all competitions since being appointed in the summer, while Stoke were held to a 1-1 draw by League One side Shrewsbury in the FA Cup on Saturday.

"Stoke City have terminated the contract of manager Gary Rowett," read a statement on the club's official website.

"Members of his immediate coaching staff have also left the bet365 Stadium. The club would like to thank Gary and his staff for their efforts over the past eight months.

"A new managerial appointment will be made as swiftly as possible but in the meantime Rory Delap, Kevin Russell and Andy Quy will take charge of first-team affairs."

Moyes is without a club, having left West ham at the end of last season after successfully helping the club to avoid relegation. Moyes took the reigns in November 2017, with the Irons in the relegation zone and guied the club to 13th in the table, nine points clear of the drop-zone.

The 55-year-old has managed three clubs since leaving Manchester United in 2014. He was sacked by Real Sociedad and resigned from Sunderland after the club suffered relegation from the top flight, ahead of his short spell in London.

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