Report: Pulis indeed the man to manage Crystal Palace


No shock here.

According to the Guardian, Tony Pulis will be confirmed as manager of Premier League bottom-feeders Crystal Palace ahead of Saturday’s match with Hull City.

The Guardian reports that Pulis has negotiated a significant bonus as part of his contract if he is able to miraculously keep Palace in the Premier League.

Apparently the two sides have been negotiating for the better part of a week, discussing both terms of the contract and long-term plans for the club.

The club had recommendations on Pulis from the former manager Ian Holloway, but after an initial interview chose to explore options with Martin O’Neil, Chris Coleman, Dan Petrescu, and Iain Dowie.

After a second interview with Pulis on Tuesday, he won them over and negotiations proceeded from there.

According to the report, Pulis is in for the long-term, whether the club succeeds in the Premier League or end up in the Championship.

The 55-year-old has been unemployed since his sacking at Stoke in May.