Amid interest from Stoke, Sanchez Flores to stay at Espanyol

FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 15, 2010 file photo, Atletico's head coach Quique Sanchez Flores attends a news conference at the Kleanthis Vikelidis s

FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 15, 2010 file photo, Atletico's head coach Quique Sanchez Flores attends a news conference at the Kleanthis Vikelidis s

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Quique Sanchez Flores will stay as coach of Spanish team Espanyol following interest in him from English club Stoke.

Stoke is looking for a new manager after firing Mark Hughes last weekend, with the team in the Premier League's relegation zone.

Asked at a news conference Saturday whether he would be leaving for Stoke, Sanchez Flores says "I am the coach of Espanyol and I will be."

Flores spent the 2015-16 season in the Premier League with Watford.