Stoke Boss O’Neill: I Really Enjoyed Working With Mikel

Stoke Boss O’Neill: I Really Enjoyed Working With Mikel

Stoke City manager Michael O’Neill says it was a delight working with John Obi Mikel following his move to Kuwaiti club Kuwait SC.

Mikel joined the Asian club on a one-year contract after his contract with Stoke was cancelled on mutual consent.

The 34-year-old former Nigerian international midfielder still had a year to run on his existing contract with the Potters.

He made 41 league and cup appearances for the Club last season.
And speaking on Mikel’s exit O’Neill said: “Although John triggered the second year of his contract, we always had an agreement in place whereby we would let him leave if a significant overseas opportunity came along.

“John is a fantastic professional and was a huge presence for us last season both on and off the field, particularly with the young players in our first-team squad.

“I really enjoyed working with him and would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his contribution and wish him every success for the future.”

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