Early discussions were encouraging, but they will now turn their attention back to Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill after Flores' change of heart.
The club were willing to pay £1.7million to release No 1 target Gary Rowett from his contract with Derby, but the former Birmingham manager instead signed a new deal with the high-flying Championship side.
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SC has struggled a bit in its follow-up to a Final Four appearance last season, as Martin's squad is 10-5 and 1-2 in SEC play. Bowen was not named in documents, but details made clear that investigators were referring to the freshman.
It is understood a Stoke delegation met Sanchez Flores in Barcelona on Wednesday and it had been reported that the 52-year-old Spaniard had been offered a five-year contract by the Premier League club.
Speaking at a press conference, Flores said he "belonged to Espanol". "Clubs are interested in players and coaches, and this is a lifetime".
"I live in a big city, in one of the best leagues, and I have reason to be happy and not to live anxious". "We feel happy. We are in a happy place and we don't want to break that up".
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We don't have a lot of reservations about him from a physical health standpoint. "Some things haven't gone his way here and there. The Titans were in the middle of the pack in terms of takeaways this season, with 12 interceptions and nine fumble recoveries.
Stoke held talks with Sanchez Flores this week but the ex-Watford manager said on Saturday: "Here I have all I need. I don't have to explain anything else".
"We like how they treat us, what we generate in the stadium and that Espanyol will grow".
Since the departure of Hughes and his assistant Mark Bowen, first-team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki has been in temporary charge at Stoke, taking training ahead of Monday's league clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
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These regulations grant the Chinese Communist Party increased power over religion, paving the way for escalated persecution. She later found out that both of her parents had been arrested on October 11, 2009 for leading the house church.