Quique ‘grateful’ to Espanyol

Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores suggests he was right to turn down Stoke City as he is ‘grateful’ to the Catalan side.

Sanchez Flores was offered the Stoke position last week but ultimately stuck with Espanyol, whom he guided to a 1-0 victory over city rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

“I’m grateful to Espanyol,” he said after the game.

“I’ve been part of this project for a year and a half, we’ve picked up 80 points during this time, we’re in the quarter-finals, we’ve beaten Barcelona and the fans are excited.

“Our obligation is to do things like this for the fans and fill their hearts with success and enthusiasm.”

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