Contrary to reports on Talksport today, Preston North End Football Club can confirm the following.
- Stoke City Football Club have not been given permission to speak our contracted manager Alex Neil.
- As a result of the reports that were made this lunch time, there are now no circumstances under which Stoke City would be given permission to speak to Alex Neil.
- We have today reported Stoke City to the EFL for an illegal approach.
There will be no further comment at this stage.