Stoke: Stoke City boss Mark Hughes sought no assurances over his future at the club and remains focused on improving the squad in the January transfer window.

According to multiple reports in the British media, Hughes’ position is under review after Stoke dropped into the Premier League relegation zone having lost five of their last seven matches.

The 54-year-old Welshman took part in a scheduled meeting with Stoke’s chairman Peter Coates on Thursday but said the discussions were centred around transfer activity in the current window.

“Why would I seek reassurance? I don’t need it,” Hughes told reporters. “I did not attempt to ask about my future.

“I went there with the sole purpose of getting an understanding of what we’re doing in January and that’s what I got. It was a good meeting and one we can move forward from.

“I don’t know what they are thinking. Maybe you guys are suggesting we are in a different moment, a different place now, but in terms of the communication I have with the owners and they have with me, that hasn’t changed.”