Flores snubs Stoke job to remain at Espanyol

Martin O'Neill was unhappy with some of the criticism he received in the aftermath of the Denmark loss.                     Image Niall Carson

Martin O'Neill was unhappy with some of the criticism he received in the aftermath of the Denmark loss. Image Niall Carson

Quique Sanchez Flores indicates that he has chose to remain at Espanyol, rather than sign a long-term contract with Premier League side Stoke City.

Mark Hughes was sacked on January 7 after Stoke continued their miserable run of form with a 2-1 defeat by League Two side Coventry in the FA Cup third round.

Stoke held talks with Sanchez Flores this week but the ex-Watford manager said on Saturday: "Here I have all I need".

Flores will not be returning to the Premier League, this season at least, as he re-affirmed his commitment to the La Liga outfit.

"I belong to Espanyol". And the fact is that the players do not want to leave, and the coach continues.

"I don't want to talk about me, but to enjoy these moments. I'm well and quite happy with my situation", the 52-year-old said.

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It is also understood that Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is under consideration for the top job at the bet365 Stadium.

The club were willing to pay £1.7million to release No 1 target Gary Rowett from his contract with Derby, but the former Birmingham manager instead signed a new deal with the high-flying Championship side.

O'Neill and his coaching team agreed contract extensions with the Football Association of Ireland last October.

First-team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki will take charge of Monday's Premier League game against Manchester United at Old Trafford. It's a day for Espanyol, for the club, for the players, it's a day to celebrate for having qualified for the quarters.

"Whoever comes in is coming into a fantastic football club".

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