Today’s fluff is searching for steel
With Roberto Martínez on borrowed time at Everton, the Mirror has declared that Mark Hughes is being considered as his successor for the Goodison Park hot seat. The Stoke City manager spent two seasons at Everton during the twilight years of his playing career, scoring only once in 18 appearances after signing as a 36-year-old.
The Stoke Sentinel reports that Hughes’s current charge Marko Arnautovic is “playing it cool” as far as talk regarding his future is concerned. The 27-year-old Austrian is contracted to the Potters until 2017, but fans are concerned he may be sold this summer so that the club can trouser a fee rather than lose him for nothing a year down the line. “I have had three years here, I’ve another year left and Stoke are still talking to my agency,” said the winger, who has scored 13 goals for club and country this season.