Nigeria midfielder Peter Etebo will have to work under a new manager at Stoke City after the club sacked Nathan Jones.
Under the Welsh man, the struggling Potters have lost 10 of their last 14 matches and sit 23rd in the Championship table after just two wins all season.
The former Luton Town coach's appointment was always a gamble which ultimately did not pay off. Perhaps they should go back to Tony Pulis. If they do go back to him, it will be interesting to see how that will affect Etebo’s position in the field of play. Funny enough, the diamond 4-4-2 formation that Jones deployed on occasions actually brought out the best in Etebo. It made him more mobile and increased his goal-threat potentials - the only 2 goals Etebo scored for the club were under Nathan Jones (against Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers). Now that the inevitable has happened, interesting times await Etebo and his Stoke team mates. As for returning back to the English Premer League (which would have been a magnet that drew Etebo to the club in the first place), that dream, ambition, aspiration and hope will have to wait for another season. If Etebo so desperately want to play in the English Premer League next season, he has to pray to be snapped up by a mid table side. But for a player currently averaging 6.7/10for his performances thus far this season, across sites that monitor and collate stats, Etebo realistically needs to do more to attract interest from any credible Premier League side. That said, the Olympics 2016 Bronze medal-winning midfielder remains a very solid and dependable player with the capacity for continuous development.