Now it seems that Peter Coates will take over Stoke City, we're assuming that Johan Boskamp will not have his contract renewed and that we will be looking for a new manager - again.
Several old familiar names have been thrown in to the ring already, along with some long shots. We've been running a poll with the early nominations but there just seem to be too many for a sensible poll at this time, so I've decided to list as many as I know of and let you comment below. I'm assuming that John Rudge will not be manager, but will again take up the reins of Director of Football.
So in no particular order.....
Who would you like to see as the next Potters' manager?
Feel free to add more names or rubbish those that I've added.