Mark Hughes was brought in as manager during May 2013. Stoke had just finished 13th in the 2012-13 campaign, and Tony Pulis had left by mutual consent.
Hughes was his successor as he was brought in to take The Potters to the next level. The Welshman has guided Stoke to three successive 9th placed finishes and a 13th placed finish last year.
So this raises the question, has Hughes taken Stoke to the next level?