Report: Tony Pulis to hold talks with West Bromwich Albion


Tony Pulis has emerged as the favorite for the West Bromwich Albion job.

According to multiple reports in the UK, the Baggies are to hold talks with the former Stoke City and Crystal Palace manager after firing Alan Irvine after just seven months in charge.

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West Brom have lost seven of their last nine games and are currently in 16th spot in the Premier League, one point above the relegation zone, as Irvine become the second manager in the last week to lose his job after Crystal Palace fired Neil Warnock. Back in November 2013 Pulis took charge of bottom side Crystal Palace and steered them to safety and an impressive 11th place finish in the PL during the 2013-14 season.

However Pulis, 56, left Crystal Palace just before the start of the current Premier League season, as differences emerged at boardroom level at Selhurst Park.

Pulis has been out of a job since then, and is being considered by West Brom to turn around their fortunes. The Welshman is in the running along with former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood, as both coaches are reportedly being interviewed in the next few days as the Midlands club aim to appoint a new manager by the weekend.

Would West Brom be a good fit for Pulis? Or should they plump for Sherwood?