Tony Pulis
Football manager
Tony Pulis
Anthony Richard "Tony" Pulis is a Welsh football manager and former footballer currently managing Stoke City. Pulis obtained his FA coaching badge at the age of 19, followed by his UEFA 'A' licence aged 21 – making him one of the youngest professional players ever to have obtained the qualification. His son, Anthony, is a professional footballer and played under Pulis at Stoke.
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Stoke 'loser' claim 'disgraceful' - Pulis
Yahoo News - 13 days
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has described claims he called Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross a "loser" in a voice-mail message as "absolutely disgraceful". Stoke manager Mark Hughes said Pulis, his predecessor, had hit out at Shawcross after the centre-back suggested West Brom had leaked a story about new Stoke signing Saido Berahino's failed drugs test.
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Soccer-West Brom's Berahino nowhere near first-team return - Pulis
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Saido Berahino is not ready to be involved with West Bromwich Albion's first-team as the striker is struggling with physical and mental aspects of his game, manager Tony Pulis said. The 23-year-old Berahino has not played since September and has not scored in his last 14 games in all competitions for West Brom, a drought stretching back to February.
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West Brom's Pulis confirms bid for Schneiderlin
Yahoo News - 2 months
(Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion have made a bid for Manchester United's French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, manager Tony Pulis said on Friday. Pulis also confirmed that Albion intended to do other business in January in what promises to be a busy transfer window for the Premier League club. "I don't want to say any more other than confirm our bid (for Schneiderlin).
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Soccer-Klopp wary of West Bromwich and Pulis
Yahoo News - 4 months
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp knows he will find a formidable opponent in the adjacent technical area when Tony Pulis's West Bromwich Albion visit Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday. Pulis, renowned for the direct approach and strength at set pieces of his teams, has an excellent record against the Merseyside club, which he cemented with two draws last season. In December Klopp upset him by initially refusing to shake hands at the final whistle, having celebrated wildly on the touchline when Liverpool equalised late in added time to draw 2-2 in one of his first matches as manager.
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Hal Robson-Kanu
Yahoo News - 6 months
​After a fairy-tale performance at the Euros for Wales this summer, free agent Hal Robson-Kanu attracted a whole host of names who wanted his signature for this campaign, none more so than Chinese side Shanghai SIPG under Sven Goran Eriksson. The former Reading and Swindon Town striker rejected a £100,000-per-week contract over in Asia to sign for Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion side in the Premier League.  His reasoning was a rational one, as he wanted to push for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with the Welsh national side, rather than take a huge pay cheque in Shanghai.
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Soccer-West Brom up for the Cup, but Pulis annoyed by schedule
Yahoo News - about 1 year
West Bromwich Albion are charging 1993 ticket prices for this weekend's FA Cup third-round tie at home to Bristol City to entice fans to the Hawthorns but manager Tony Pulis fears fixture congestion is undermining the competition. Pulis is not alone in questioning why a full round of Premier League and Championship matches has been scheduled for midweek following both the FA Cup third and fourth-round weekends. "I'm a traditionalist who thinks the FA Cup is the greatest cup competition in world football and it deserves a clear run so that managers can pick their strongest sides without being concerned about a league match a few days later," Pulis told a news conference on Friday.
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Soccer-Unfashionable West Brom chasing meal time crumbs - Pulis
Yahoo News - about 1 year
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis believes his unfashionable club will have to "feed off the crumbs" left by the Premier League elite at the end of this month's transfer window. Pulis' team are 13th in the table, six points above the relegation zone, and he said he must sell players in the window before he can buy.
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Soccer-No feud with Pulis says Liverpool manager Klopp
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp dismissed any suggestion of a feud with West Bromwich Albion's Tony Pulis after being the target of a sarcastic jibe from his opposite number on Friday. Klopp apologised for not shaking hands after last weekend's 2-2 Premier League draw, in which his team equalised in the sixth minute of added time, and for "a few words" exchanged with his opposite number during the game. Earlier on Friday Pulis made a sarcastic "apology" of his own for "playing three longer passes in 99 minutes than Liverpool did".
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Villa fined over Cup pitch invasions
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Aston Villa have been fined £200,000 ($315,000) after pitch invasions and crowd trouble marred the end of their FA Cup quarter-final win over West Bromwich Albion. Villa admitted 'spectator misconduct' in relation to the game on March 7 after being charged by the Football Association with failing to ensure that no spectators or unauthorised persons were permitted to encroach onto the pitch area at Villa Park. West Brom manager Tony Pulis criticised the stewarding at Villa Park and said his players' safety was in jeopardy. The FA said in a statement: "Aston Villa have been fined £200,000 after admitting spectator misconduct in relation to their FA Cup Sixth Round tie against West Bromwich Albion on 7 March 2015.
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Pompey take unusual route for new boss Cook
Hayling Islander - almost 2 years
PAUL COOK is only the second person in more than 15 years to quit as a manager elsewhere to take over as Pompey boss. The other one? Harry Redknapp. The Blues are closing in on announcing the 48-year-old as their replacement for Andy Awford with the buy-out clause in his Chesterfield contract met. Recruiting a manager from another club has been a rare approach from the Blues in recent times, instead focusing on those already at the club or out of work. Tony Pulis was tempted from Bristol City in January 2000 when Milan Mandaric was at the helm as owner, albeit lasting nine months. But since that appointment, only Redknapp has walked out on a club to make the move to Pompey – when he left Southampton in December 2005. In doing so, he kept the club in the Premier League via the Great Escape and won the FA Cup in 2008. Now Cook will follow suit, persuaded to leave League One to take over the Fratton Park reins as he strives to resurrect a club which has just recorded its lowest pos ...
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United aiming for title next year - Van Gaal
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal agrees with experts who predict his side should be challenging for the Premier League title in 12 months. A strong second half to this campaign has lifted Van Gaal's team to the brink of a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next year -- a far cry from the disappointment of last season under David Moyes when they finished seventh. Other managers, including West Bromwich Albion's Tony Pulis, have predicted that United will be competing even higher up the league table next season, an analysis with which the Dutchman agrees.
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Soccer-Pulis wants points for his 'underdogs'
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
West Bromwich Albion will be "underdogs" in all five remaining matches and still need more points to make sure of staying in the Premier League, their manager Tony Pulis said on Friday. Four of the games are against teams in the top five -- Liverpool on Saturday, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal -- and the other is away to Newcastle United, who sit one place below Albion in 14th position. Although a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace last weekend put West Bromwich on 36 points, eight above the bottom three, three of the sides below them have a game in hand.
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Pulis backs Foster to make amends in Villa Cup return
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has backed under-fire goalkeeper Ben Foster ahead of his return to Aston Villa on Saturday, four days on from a costly error in the local derby. Villa won Tuesday's Premier League meeting with Albion in dramatic fashion after Foster gave away a last minute penalty when he needlessly fouled Matthew Lowton, with the spot kick converted by Christian Benteke.
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Pulis backs Foster to make amends in Villa return
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has backed under-fire goalkeeper Ben Foster ahead of his return to Aston Villa four days on from a costly error in the local derby. Villa won Tuesday's league meeting with Albion in dramatic fashion after Foster gave away a last minute penalty when he needlessly fouled Matthew Lowton, with the spot kick converted by Christian Benteke. West Brom's reserve goalkeeper Boaz Myhill had been Pulis's first pick for their cup ties, however they have been nursing him back to fitness after he suffered a finger injury against Birmingham in the fourth round.
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Sunderland rue close calls in West Brom draw
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Sunderland squandered an opportunity to ease their Premier League relegation fears after failing to convert their chances in a dour 0-0 home draw with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. The home side twice felt aggrieved by the officials' decisions, firstly when West Brom's Joleon Lescott was shown only a yellow card for fouling Danny Graham and then when Adam Johnson had a goal ruled out for offside. Gus Poyet's side have now won only one of their last nine league games, leaving them three points above the bottom three in 16th place, with Tony Pulis's West Brom two points and two places better off.
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Ideye, Berahino put West Brom clear of danger
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Recalled strikers Brown Ideye and Saido Berahino scored as West Bromwich Albion beat Swansea City 2-0 on Wednesday to move four points clear of the Premier League relegation zone. The two strikers were both drafted into the starting XI after coming off the bench in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Burnley and they repaid manager Tony Pulis's faith with a pair of second-half goals. Victory left West Brom four points above the bottom three in 14th place, while Garry Monk's Swansea remain ninth after only a third league defeat in nine games. Nigerian striker Ideye, West Brom's £10 million ($15.2 million, 13.4 million euros) record signing, had scored the equaliser at Burnley and he was rewarded with a place up front alongside Berahino at the Hawthorns.
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Soccer-Berahino on the West Brom 'naughty chair'
Yahoo News - about 2 years
West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino is on the "naughty chair" according to manager Tony Pulis, after the striker said he wanted to move to a bigger club. Berahino, who has scored nine league goals this season, gave an interview in which he claimed he would seek a move at the end of the season, once he had helped to secure West Brom's survival. "He's been in the naughty chair - but he's okay, it's not too far from my desk," Pulis told reporters on Friday.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tony Pulis
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 58
    As preparations began for the 2016-17 season, Pulis was finally able to sign long term transfer target Matt Phillips on a four-year deal.
    More Details Hide Details Phillips was followed through the door by Everton defender Brendan Galloway to joined on a season-long loan. On 29 August 2016, the club agreed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur to sign their Belgian international Nacer Chadli for a club-record transfer fee of £13 million. On transfer deadline day Chadli was joined by the pacey Watford fullback Allan Nyom who joined for an undisclosed fee believed to be £3million. The last player to join was the unattached Hal Robson-Kanu who had an impressive Euro 2016 campaign with the Welsh national team. Six games into the season Pulis reached the milestone of 1000 games as a professional manager. The fixture list fittingly left former club Stoke City as the opponents for the landmark game. Salomon Rondon got an equalizing goal in the game that finished 1-1. Pulis has a reputation within the game for achieving solid results on small budgets and also maintains the proud record of never being relegated as a player, coach or manager. Throughout his managerial career Pulis has used the long ball style of play. He is hugely respected in the game by his peers for his experience and his ability to secure safety for struggling clubs. This gives him a 'Red Adair' type image which he finds frustrating.
    In the summer Pulis was hired by ITV to be a pundit for Euro 2016 in France.
    More Details Hide Details He was used for his knowledge and previous punditry experience to commentate live on the Welsh national team. There were other games such as Spain vs Turkey where Pulis also commentated live on the game.
  • 2015
    Age 57
    Pulis's statement that he wanted Leicester City to win the 2015–16 Premier League and the motivation of his players was credited by the Daily Telegraph with spoiling their rivals celebration party.
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    For the 2015–16 season Pulis signed Salomon Rondon for a club record fee of £12 million, as well as James McClean, James Chester, former England international Rickie Lambert, Northern Ireland international Jonny Evans, and Anders Lindegaard.
    More Details Hide Details Striker Brown Ideye and defender Joleon Lescott both left the club. As the January transfer window came to an end, Pulis was able to add midfielders Sandro and Alex Pritchard to the squad.
    On 1 January 2015, Pulis was appointed head coach at West Bromwich Albion.
    More Details Hide Details He won his first game in charge 7–0 against Conference Premier side Gateshead in an FA Cup third round match. During the January transfer window, Pulis secured the services of former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, who Pulis soon promoted to first team captain, with Chris Brunt as deputy. Under Pulis, the Baggies went through February unbeaten, keeping three clean sheets in a row in the process. West Brom's form saw Pulis named as the Premier League Manager of the Month for February. West Brom secured victories over Chelsea and Manchester United, and Pulis duly led the team to a 13th-place finish in the premier league.
  • 2014
    Age 56
    During the summer Pulis was hired by the BBC to be a pundit for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
    More Details Hide Details When he was not working, he used his spare time watching other games to scout new players and to see different managers at work. Shortly before the start of the subsequent season, however, Pulis left the club "by mutual consent", after not being backed in the transfer market by the Palace board.
  • 2013
    Age 55
    Palace finished the 2013–14 season in 11th position with 45 points which saw Pulis named as the Premier League manager of the year.
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    His first win came on 3 December 2013, a 1–0 home win against West Ham United.
    More Details Hide Details During the January transfer window, Pulis made five signings, all of which came on transfer deadline day. He signed Tom Ince on loan from Blackpool, while permanently signing Joe Ledley from Celtic, Scott Dann from Blackburn Rovers, Jason Puncheon from Southampton and Wayne Hennessey from Wolverhampton Wanderers. The new arrivals helped Palace to become a more solid team defensively and they went on a run of five consecutive victories, which included wins over Chelsea, Cardiff, Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham United. This run of form earned Palace mathematical safety and saw Pulis named as manager of the month for April 2014.
    On 23 November 2013 Pulis was appointed manager of Crystal Palace on a two-and-half-year contract taking over from Ian Holloway.
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    It was a season of little progress at Stoke and Pulis left the club on 21 May 2013 after a meeting with Chairman Peter Coates.
    More Details Hide Details Speaking after his departure Pulis revealed that he was disappointed by Coates' decision but accepts his reasons. He was replaced by another Welsh manager, Mark Hughes.
  • 2012
    Age 54
    In the summer of 2012, Pulis was again busy in the transfer market letting Ricardo Fuller leave bringing in a number of new midfield players.
    More Details Hide Details In came American duo Geoff Cameron and Maurice Edu, Scottish pair Jamie Ness and Charlie Adam, Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Michael Kightly, Blackburn Rovers' French prospect Steven N'Zonzi and former England striker Michael Owen. Stoke made a steady start to the 2012–13 season despite a tough opening set of fixtures. Pulis has stated that he would like to see out the remainder of his managerial career at Stoke and that he is starting to change his side's style of play. Stoke went on a ten match unbeaten run from 10 November to 29 December conceding just seven goals in the process giving Stoke one of the best defensive records in Europe up to that point. However Stoke made a poor start to 2013 picking up just a point in January and a frustrating transfer window saw just two new arrivals American winger Brek Shea and England 'keeper Jack Butland. Performances and results remained poor in February and Pulis came under heavy criticism from supporters after a uninspiring home defeat against West Ham United. Victories against Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City saw Stoke avoid the threat of relegation and they finished the 2012–13 season in 13th position.
    He reached 400 matches as Stoke manager in January 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Stoke lost both legs against Valencia 1–0 and exited the Europa League. In the second leg in Valencia Stoke took a largely reserve side and named just four substitutes which included academy captain Lucas Dawson. This attracted much criticism of Pulis by supporters but he defended his choice. Stoke finished the 2011–12 season in 14th position.
  • 2011
    Age 53
    He took charge of his 800th competitive match in August 2011.
    More Details Hide Details On transfer deadline day Pulis signed Cameron Jerome from Birmingham as well as Tottenham duo Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios. Crouch at £10 million broke the club's transfer record for the fourth successive season. In the group stages of the Europa League Stoke were drawn against Beşiktaş, Dynamo Kyiv and Maccabi Tel Aviv and after a 1–1 draw against Kyiv in December Stoke qualified for the knock-out stages. Pulis described the achievement as a 'milestone' in the club's history. Stoke were handed a glamour tie against Spanish giants Valencia in the round of 32.
    By reaching the final, Stoke qualified for the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League, after Manchester City confirmed a place in the Champions League.
    More Details Hide Details Despite the defeat chairman Peter Coates believes that Pulis is Stoke's greatest ever manager. In the Europa League Stoke were drawn against Croatian giants Hajduk Split, Stoke won both legs 1–0 thus becoming the first Stoke side to win a two-legged European tie. Pulis signed former England internationals Jonathan Woodgate and Matthew Upson on free transfers to strengthen his centre backs following the departure of Abdoulaye Faye.
  • 2010
    Age 52
    Pulis made his 300th appearance as Stoke manager with a 3–0 win over Blackburn Rovers on 6 February 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The result was Stoke's largest top-flight win for nearly 24 years after a 4–0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1984. Following criticism from Fulham player Danny Murphy over the way Pulis sets his team out to play, Pulis decided to release a six-minute statement defending the management staff and club as well as questioning Murphy's agenda. After a number of controversial refereeing decisions that have gone against Stoke, Pulis has advocated the introduction of a relegation system for referees to stop poor decisions. He became only the third manager in Stoke's history to guide the club to the semi-finals of the FA Cup after a quarter final victory over West Ham United. They then went on to beat Bolton Wanderers 5–0, making Pulis the first manager to guide Stoke to an FA Cup Final. Stoke lost the final 1–0 to Manchester City with Yaya Touré scoring the only goal.
  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 50
    He was mentioned as a possible candidate for the 2008–09 Premier League manager of the year award.
    More Details Hide Details The following season saw Stoke consolidating their Premier League status rather than facing relegation, and also saw them reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with victories over York City, Arsenal and Manchester City before losing to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Stoke finished 11th in the Premier League with 47 points, a place higher and two points more than last season.
  • 2007
    Age 49
    Pulis sold several key players prior to the 2007–08 season; club captain Danny Higginbotham was one of a number of players to depart, joining Sunderland for £3m.
    More Details Hide Details However, Pulis utilised the loan market again, signing five players on loan, including Ryan Shawcross from Manchester United. With a few of these loan signings joining on a permanent deal in the January transfer window. Pulis guided Stoke City to promotion to the Premier League on the final day of the season. It was to be Stoke's first top flight campaign in 23 years. Upon promotion, Pulis admitted the need to strengthen his squad but he also made it clear that the club would not go 'over the top' with spending. Stoke's biggest summer signing was that of striker Dave Kitson, who joined from recently relegated Reading for £5.5m. Kitson was followed by the captures of Seyi Olofinjana from Wolverhampton Wanderers for £3m, Abdoulaye Faye from Newcastle United for £2.25m, Amdy Faye from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee, Andrew Davies joined for £1.2m from Southampton, defender Ibrahima Sonko signed for an initial £2m fee from Reading and former Potter, Danny Higginbotham rejoined his former club from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee. Pulis was also prepared to move players on, including his son Anthony Pulis and striker Jon Parkin.
    Pulis was named manager of the month for April 2007, after Stoke picked up eleven points from five league games.
    More Details Hide Details This unbeaten run lifted Stoke to 7th in the table, on equal points with sixth-place Southampton. However, a 1–1 draw against Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the season led to Stoke finishing eighth in the Championship.
  • 2006
    Age 48
    Pulis bolstered his squad for the 2006–07 with the permanent additions of Danny Higginbotham, Ricardo Fuller and Vincent Péricard.
    More Details Hide Details His most notable coup was the loan signing of Lee Hendrie from Aston Villa. Hendrie's arrival along with the loan signings of Salif Diao, Andy Griffin and Rory Delap coincided with a change of form for the Potters following a poor start to the season. Stoke went as high as 4th in the table prior to the January transfer window.
    However, on 14 June 2006 it was announced that Pulis would be returning as manager of Stoke City.
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    In May 2006 he was the subject of an approach from former club Stoke, who had recently parted company with manager Johan Boskamp, following Peter Coates' takeover of the club.
    More Details Hide Details Plymouth reportedly turned down this approach.
    After taking over as manager at Championship side Plymouth Argyle, Pulis managed to turn around a floundering team, to one that with the right investment could challenge for a top half/play off place in 2006–07.
    More Details Hide Details The turn-around coincided with the loan of West Ham United central defender Elliott Ward and the club improved even further with the permanent signing of Lilian Nalis from Sheffield United. Plymouth Argyle ended the season 14th in the Championship table.
  • 2005
    Age 47
    Dutch manager Johan Boskamp was named as Pulis' successor on 29 June 2005, only a day after Pulis was sacked.
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    The disagreement between Pulis and the club's Icelandic ownership culminated with Pulis parting company with the club on 28 June 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He was sacked for "failing to exploit the foreign transfer market" by then chairman Gíslason. Following his dismissal, Pulis bemoaned the club's decision to sell Ade Akinbiyi to Championship rivals Burnley, stating: "We sold our top scorer and never replaced him."
    However, Pulis did add Anthony Pulis, his son, and Lewis Buxton to his squad in January 2005.
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  • 2003
    Age 45
    In the following season, 2003–04, Pulis guided the club to an 11th-place finish.
    More Details Hide Details Tensions grew between the manager and chairman, Gunnar Gíslason, in the 2004–05 season. Pulis was frustrated with his lack of transfer funds which led to Dave Brammer and Steve Simonsen, both of whom were free agents, being his only significant signings prior to the start of the season.
  • 2002
    Age 44
    Pulis rates Stoke's survival in 2002–03 as one of his best achievements in management.
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    He was then out of work for two years, before the resignation of Stoke City's manager Steve Cotterill early into the 2002–03 season led to Pulis being given the job that November.
    More Details Hide Details Pulis immediately found himself in a relegation battle and it looked likely that the club would be relegated back to the Second Division, only a year after being promoted. However, Pulis completed the signings of striker Ade Akinbiyi and goalkeeper Mark Crossley, on loan from Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough respectively, who helped turn around the club's bad run. Stoke avoided relegation on the final day of the 2002–03 season with a 1–0 win over Reading at the Britannia Stadium, with Akinbiyi scoring the only goal of the game.
  • 2000
    Age 42
    Pulis took Portsmouth from the bottom three to mid-table but lasted only 10 months in the job before being sacked and being replaced by Steve Claridge in October 2000.
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    In January 2000, he left Bristol City to become manager of Portsmouth.
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  • 1999
    Age 41
    Pulis was appointed manager of Bristol City in July 1999, prior to the start of the 1999–2000 season.
    More Details Hide Details A previous long stint at bitter rivals Bristol Rovers meant that Pulis' appointment was met with mixed reception. He made several reasonably big purchases including Steve Jones and former Rovers player Peter Beadle, but his popularity hit an all-time low only six months into his term as manager and when rumours surfaced of a switch to Portsmouth, home fans chanted for him to leave. He moved on to Portsmouth shortly, where Milan Mandarić had recently taken over as chairman.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 37
    He then joined Gillingham in the summer of 1995, whom he managed for a further four seasons, turning a team that had struggled at the very bottom of the Football League into a promotion winning one in his first season, and laying the foundations for the club's eventual elevation to the First Division for the first time in their history.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1999 Second Division play-off final the Gills were 2–0 up with less than two minutes left, following goals by the prolific partnership of Robert Taylor and Carl Asaba, only to see Manchester City score twice, the equaliser in injury time, and after that win a penalty shoot-out 3–1. Following the defeat, Pulis was controversially sacked by the club amidst claims of gross misconduct. He later brought a £400,000 court case against Gillingham chairman Paul Scally for unpaid bonuses, which was settled out of court in 2001 for £75,000.
  • 1992
    Age 34
    Pulis spent two seasons 1992–93 and 1993–94 at Bournemouth, both seasons saw the Cherries finish in 17th position before moving on.
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    He was promoted to the position of manager in 1992, following Harry Redknapp's decision to leave the club for Premier League side West Ham United.
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  • 1989
    Age 31
    With County struggling financially Harry Redknapp subsequently signed Pulis at Bournemouth he spent three years at Dean Court before joining Gillingham in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details However Pulis returned to Bournemouth a year later to take up a player/coach role. He made 16 appearances, scoring one goal, while in this role.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 26
    He returned to Rovers the following year and made a further 45 league appearances before moving to his home town club Newport County in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details At Newport Pulis became a popular member of the squad and his former County team mate David Giles believes Pulis was always destined for top-level management.
  • 1981
    Age 23
    Pulis made 85 league appearances for the 'Pirates' before leaving to join Hong Kong club Happy Valley AA in 1981.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Age 0
    Born on January 16, 1958.
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