Quique Flores quiet on Stoke City job offer

Flores quiet on Stoke City job offer
© SilverHub
Quique Flores admits to being "frustrated" by a lack of progress at Espanyol, but refuses to discuss recent links with the Stoke City managerial job.

Espanyol boss Quique Flores has refused to confirm whether he has been approached to take over as manager of Stoke City.

The 52-year-old, who spent one season in the Premier League with Watford before being replaced in 2016, is said to be the Potters' top target to succeed Mark Hughes.

Flores's reputation has only grown after guiding Espanyol into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with victory over Levante on Thursday night, but the Spaniard has offered little indication that he is ready to quit.

"I'm not going to talk about me on such an important day for Espanyol," he told reporters after the match. "It's a day for Espanyol, for the club, for the players, it's a day to celebrate for having qualified for the quarters.

"I don't want to talk about me, but to enjoy these moments. I want to continue being happy with my profession. I'm very grateful to Espanyol, I've been frustrated sometimes because we haven't advanced as fast as desired, but that's because Espanyol haven't been able to, not because they haven't wanted to.

"Right now we're not thinking about anything other than today's game and Sunday's match against Athletic [Bilbao]."

Stoke have reportedly asked Flores to make a decision by the end of Friday, or else they will turn their attention to Republic of Ireland coaching duo Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane.

Share this article now:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
Stoke 'interested in Quique Flores'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City33283293256887
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd34235665263974
3Liverpool342010478354370
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs34208666313568
5Chelsea34196959342563
6Arsenal331661162451754
7Burnley341410103431352
8Leicester CityLeicester341111124947244
9Everton34119143954-1542
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle33118143542-741
11Bournemouth35911154158-1738
12Watford34107174260-1837
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton34812143247-1536
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham33811144159-1835
15Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3498172754-2735
16Crystal Palace34810163654-1834
17Swansea CitySwansea3389162746-1933
18Southampton34514153353-2029
19Stoke CityStoke34610183164-3328
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom34412182752-2524

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand