Alex Neil has parted ways with Sunderland to take over as the manager of Stoke City. The decision was made after the Potters sacked Michael O’Neill last week.
Neil has jumped ship after a successful reign with Sunderland. Guiding the club to promotion into the Championship.
Alex makes the move to Staffordshire having managed 400 games across England and Scotland. Furthermore, he has an impressive CV in terms of guiding teams to playoff wins. The Scot has guided Hamilton Academical, Norwich City, Sunderland to promotions through playoffs.
The Potters announced, ‘Stoke City are delighted to confirm the appointment of Alex Neil as the Club’s new manager.
‘The 41-year-old Scot moves to the bet365 Stadium. After a successful six-month spell with Sunderland. During which time he guided the Wearside club to promotion to the Championship. The third such success of his managerial career.
‘He was in the stands at Ewood Park yesterday afternoon to witness his new charges beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 and will speak to the media for the first time as Stoke City manager next week ahead of the home game against Swansea City on Wednesday.’
Joint Chairman John Coates said: “Alex was our number one choice to become our new manager and I’m delighted we have secured his services so quickly.
“His managerial pedigree is excellent with three promotions already on his CV and we are looking forward to working closely with him to help him realise the ambitions that he and the Club share.”