Martin makes Stoke exit

Martin took on the role when he succeeded Steve Holland in 2009 and

his tenure saw a home established for the academy within the

Potters’ new training facility at Clayton Wood. “The academy has

made some significant progress in my time with the club and I know

that I am leaving it in good hands,” said Martin in a statement on

Stoke’s official website. “I would like to thank everyone at the

club for their tremendous support and wish the club every success

in the future.”