Diao’s previous contract at Stoke expired at the end of June and he
initially looked set to move on after being offered longer playing
deals elsewhere. However, the 33-year-old has now agreed a deal
with the Potters that will see him combine his playing duties with
a new ambassadorial role. “Talks have gone very well and finally I
have agreed a two year contract and I am very delighted and happy
to be back at home,” Diao told Sky Sports News.