Last Updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:32
Mark Hughes says Stoke have two "outstanding coaches" in Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki after confirming their appointments.
The pair have worked with Hughes every time he has held a managerial position, starting with the 49-year-old's time in charge of Wales before going on to work with him at Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham and QPR.
Bowen will become Hughes' right-hand man after being confirmed as the Potters assistant manager, while Niedzwiecki has been appointed first-team coach.
Hughes is delighted to be reunited with the duo and is hopeful they will help him to be a success at Stoke.
Hughes told the club's official website: "They're the best at what they do in my opinion. That is why they have worked alongside me for so long.
"They are both outstanding coaches, while they also have a real understanding of the game and how I like things to be."
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