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Pulis willing to manage outside Premier League


Tony Pulis has opened up about life after working at the Britannia Stadium, and that he would be willing to join a club outside of the Premier League as part of his next venture. The 55-year old enjoyed a seven year stint at Stoke, taking them into the Premier League in 2008, and never finishing below 14th in the five campaigns since:

“I do enjoy picking clubs that are maybe not as successful as others and trying to make something of them”

“It just has to be the right job and got to be a challenge”

Pulis is currently linked with the vacant Crystal Palace spot, having left Stoke in May by mutual consent. He enjoyed marginal success at the club, with the highlight being their FA cup campaign in 2010/11, which saw Stoke reach the final before being beaten 1-0 by Manchester City. The following season, Pulis gained a taste for European football with his team reaching the Europa League, and he is open to working either abroad or in the lower leagues:

“I’ve managed in every league and enjoyed it, so it doesn’t have to be in the Premier League.”

“There has been lots going on, but it has been nice to be in a position that I can have a break and not worry too much about it”

“I’ve enjoyed the break, and probably needed it after 12 consecutive years managing. I’m getting itchy feet now and want to get back into it. I guess it’s either in your blood or not.”

By Phil Smith


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