Tony Pulis reported to be leaving Stoke City
It’s been a largely successful seven years in charge, although it appears that Tony Pulis has managed his final game for Stoke City, with reports emerging on Tuesday that the Welshman is stepping down.
May 21st, 2013
The Stoke Sentinel have reported that Pulis will be exiting the Britannia Stadium after meeting chairman Peter Coates this week, with the Potters having suffered a disappointing end to the season which saw them finish on 42 points.
“Just heard that Tony Pulis has left Stoke,” tweeted recently retired Stoke forward Michael Owen. “No denying he did a great job getting them to the Premier League and keeping them there.”
Pulis had previously rejected talk that he was leaving the club or that chairman Coates would be stepping down this summer, with the 55-year-old having been the second longest-serving manager in the country following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and David Moyes’ subsequent decision to leave Everton.
Two seasons ago, Stoke reached the FA Cup final where they lost to Manchester City in the final, with City then enjoying a run in the Europa League although it appears that Pulis’ time at the Britannia Stadium is up.