Stoke City midfielder Wilson Palacios, who once terrorized opposition players in North London during his time with Tottenham Hotspur, would get a chance to revive his career from a brand new perspective, following Mark Hughes’ appointment as manager.
The 28 year old, suffered nearly a year long hiatus under the previous boss Tony Pulis, managing just 4 appearances last season – all of them as a sub.
Palacios had found himself frozen out of the first team under Pulis, but wasn’t allowed to leave the club either much to his chagrin. The Honduran international would be relieved though to hear Club Chairman Peter Coates’ comments on the matter.
Coates told The Sentinel: “Mark wants to have a good close look at everybody when they do return to the club because he wants to make his own assessment of what is in front of him He will be back for pre-season training along with everybody else as things stand at the moment.”
Palacios still has a lot to offer Stoke, and was in the prime of his career when he left North London for the Potters. He is the sort of player around whom a team can be built, and Hughes would be foolish to discard him.