Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher said that he would like to remain with Stoke City if the club needs him next season. The player who is currently 34 years old said that he would like to help the team fight for promotion again next season and that he is ready to play in the Championship.
Fletcher said that it will all depend on the team management and what they will be looking to achieve next season.
The former Scottish international said that it has been a disappointing season for Stoke City as they have failed to secure their place in the Premier League. He said that the players are devastated and that there will be changes during the transfer window.
He said that there are plenty of players that will leave the club as they have a relegation release clause in their contract and that the manager will have to bring in some new players. He said that he would like to stick around to help the team rebuild and fight for promotion, as they aim to bring back Premier League football for their fans in 2019/20.
However, he admitted that it will all depend on who the manager will be. He said that ever since Paul Lambert has taken charge of the club he has made only one sub appearance and he does not think that this will change now that they are relegated.
He said that he does not want to leave the club but it will all depend on the club. He said that there are some clubs that like to rebuild their team with younger players and fight for promotion. In that case, he will have to leave the club.
Darren Fletcher said that he will wait until the close season to find out what the club will do and then decide on his future.