New West Brom manager Tony Pulis has been labelled “brutal” yet “fantastic” by goalkeeper Ben Foster. In quotes carried by BBC Sport, the West Brom first choice stopper has praised Pulis for his start at The Hawthorns in turning around their campaign.
Welshman Tony Pulis is 57-years-old and after a playing career mainly in the lower leagues, Pulis retired to become a coach. Pulls has managed Bournemouth, Gillingham, Bristol City, Portsmouth, Stoke City, Plymouth Argyle, Crystal Palace and most recently joined West Bromwich Albion on 1 January 2015. With over 925 matches under his belt as a manager, Pulis is renowned as one of the best is the business from the United Kingdom.
Pulis established Stoke City as a solid, difficult to beat, Premier League outfit following their promotion to the top flight in 2008. After leaving Stoke in May 2013 he moved on to Crystal Palace in November 2013 and set about keeping them in the Premier League by winning 12 of 28 matches, earning him the manager of the season award.
Pulis tough is known to demand control of goings on at a football club and left Crystal Palace on the eve of this season following a dispute with the board. West Brom secured his services at the start of 2015 and his Baggies side is unbeaten ever since with 3 wins and a draw.
Ben Foster has hailed the Pulis effect: “It is brutal, but I love it. I think it’s fantastic. I would say he is just on to players a bit more. Nobody really gets away with anything now. He lets nobody have rest days or slack off – nothing like that.” Foster continued: “If I was a manager, I would be like him. You’ve got to treat football players like kids sometimes. If you give them an inch, they will take a mile – it’s amazing.”
West Brom fans, are you now safe from relegation under Tony Pulis?