Tony Pulis is back in the management arena and his next task is to lift West Brom form the dangers of relegation. West Brom have reached an agreement with Tony Pulis over two-and-a-half years deal to be West Brom’s new manager. Tony Pulis edged out Tim Sherwood in race to take over at Hawthorns.
West Brom will announce Pulis’ appointment later today and an official unveilling can be expected on 2nd January. It has been reported by Telegraph that fomer Crystal Palace manager’s Lawyer was in talks with West Brom to reach to an agreement for last 24 hours.
Tony Pulis had made it clear to West Brom that he needed a full control over the Transfer Activities at West Brom, as this was the main reason why Pulis left Crystal Palce at the beginning of this season. West Brom’s chairman Jeremy Peace has decided to meet Tony Pulis’ demands and has splashed 1.75 Million a year contract for a two-and-a-half year contract to bring Tony Pulis at Hawthorns.
Tim Sherwood was the other contendor, West Brom had been in contact with, but Sherwood’s reservation about the club and its set up left Pulis all clear to take the job at Hawthorns. Tony Pulis must be aware of what he is walking in to. West Brom have a terrible recent form, winning just 1 of their last 9 Premier League games and lie just one point above the relegation zone at 17th position in the league.
Tony Pulis is known for his shrewd transfer activities but at West Brom, first thing he might have to face will be to avoid West Brom from selling Saido Berahino, who will attract interest after his brilliant early season form.
Tony Pulis is expected to bring his long term first-team coach David Kamp and Gerry Francis. Pulis’ arrival will mean the end for Alan Ervine’s coaching staff at West Brom. Tony Pulis will watch West Brom’s game against West Ham tomorrow from the stands and will officially take charge of his new club for the FA Cup match against the non-league side Gateshead.
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