West Brom sack Tony Pulis

West Bromwich Albion have sacked manager Tony Pulis this afternoon after a run of bad results which has left the club sitting one point above the relegation zone in the Premier League.

Tony Pulis
Tony Pulis has been sacked after only 12 games of the season gone so far

Tony Pulis side Albion have only managed to win one game in the last ten which has seen the club hover just above the relegation zone.

Fans have also started to criticise the manager for his poor style of play. Pulis teams are known for being too physical and long balled, which the WBA fans see as too negative.

His past teams have also come under criticism from top flight managers such as Arsene Wenger and Rafa Benitez for being too physical in their style of play.

There will surely be some managers and players in the Premier League happy to see the back of Pulis.

However his record speaks for itself. In his entire career as a Premier League manager he has never got a team relegated.

Pulis spent 10 years with Stoke City before moving on to Crystal Palace in 2013. After leading Palace to safety in 2014 he decided to take a break from football after a disagreement with the Palace board.

He made his return to the Premier League with West Brom in 2015 where he has kept the club up by finishing in middle table two seasons in a row.

West Brom where known as a yoyo club in the past, who always got relegated the season after promotion.  Under Pulis there has been more stability at the club.

However, this season has been very different. It seems the fans have become sick and tired of the veteran managers negative tactics and the results have not helped him either.

The West Brom owner was over this weekend from China. After watching his side thumped 4-0 at home to Champions Chelsea, the owner decided enough was enough and to sack the manager.