After his disastrous reign at West London outfit QPR, the former Wales striker believes he is the right man to disappoint the fans.
He said: “I really feel like I have the tools to be unsuccessful here too. Of course the last manager (Tony Pulis) did a great job, but the owner wanted someone fresh to come in.
“I’m going to make sure he regrets that decision.”
Hughes, who has had mediocre spells in charge of Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham and his son’s five-a-side team, seems intent on ruining the lives of thousands of Stoke fans.
Despite his controversial statements riling supporters’ groups, not one fan was passionate enough to comment.
However, the board, as part of their job, were legally contracted to release this statement.
“We at Stoke City couldn’t care less about the club, and plan to give it a large amount of barbiturates while placing a proverbial plastic bag over its head. Thank you.”