Stoke boss Hughes vows to get Potters through slump
Stoke manager Mark Hughes has stressed that he still has the full support of the club's hierarchy after a difficult start to the season that has seen them slump to 17th in the Premier League, only separated from the drop-zone on goal difference.
The Potters reached a nadir in the past two weeks with a 7-2 defeat at Manchester City followed by a tight home loss to fellow strugglers Bournemouth seeing them slump to within a whisker of the relegation spots.
"We accept in those seven, eight days between the City and Bournemouth games, we've underperformed", Hughes said.
"But the chairman knows the quality of the players that he has, the quality of staff that he has and in my time here he allows me to get on with my job."
Hughes will be hoping for a more positive showing when his team face Watford at Vicarage Road today.