Kemp back as Potters number two

City boss Tony Pulis was left looking for a new number two when

Reid landed the manager’s job at Home Park and has turned to Kemp.

He vacated the assistant’s role at Stoke 12 months ago to take up a

scouting assignment across North and South America from his

California base. But Kemp has now resumed his partnership with

Pulis. Pulis said: “It’s just as if Kempy has never been away and

that makes this such a smooth transition. “He seemed the natural

choice when we were faced with the task of finding a new assistant

and I am delighted to have him back here. “This is such an

important role for a manager. You need someone with a wealth of

experience in that position who knows the Premier League. “In that

respect, Kempy has so much to offer and it’s good having him around

again. “He has a good eye for what is going on in matches and isn’t

scared to voice his views.”