Order up a fresh round of baseball caps, cause the boss isn’t going anywhere.
Tony Pulis has signed a contract extension with West Bromwich Albion which will keep him at the Hawthorns through the summer of 2018.
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The 58-year-old Welsh coach has been at West Brom since January 2015, his third-straight Premier League stop after spending 2006-2013 with Stoke City and a 28-game stint at Crystal Palace.
Here’s Pulis, from WBA.co.uk:
“I think the bulk of our fans understand the process we embarked upon under the shadow of relegation less than two years ago.“We have a Club which can aspire to be an established top 10 member of the football league everyone in the world wants to be part of. I want to continue to front that challenge.”
West Brom fans fancy their club a bit more stylish and open than the defense-first mindset of Pulis, and that will have this extension met with significant distress from a portion of the fan base.
That said, Pulis did save the Baggies from relegation in 2015. He’ll have the chance to improve on a sub -.500 record with WBA, and the players he buys in January and August will show us if it was the purse strings holding him back.