The Premier League manager merry-go-round is in full swing now and West Bromwich Albion look set to secure one of the most wanted managers around. After Crystal Palace sacked Neil Warnock last week, it has created a knock on effect, and one would think West Brom swift sacking of Alan Irvine took place to ensure they could bring in their top target.
Pulis would have been a possible target for Newcastle United to replace Alan Pardew, but it looks as if The Baggies have now secured their man. West Brom fans are used to new managerial appointments with Pulis becoming the club's fourth manager in the last 12 months following Steve Clarke, Pepe Mel and Irvine. However this one seems to be the most popular based on the Welshman's wonderful achievements with Palace last season.
Just waiting for confirmation of Pulis to West Brom to back them finishing in the top half at 20/1— Ciarán Kelly (@SkipFC) December 31, 2014
So Pulis is the new West Brom manager. I think it's safe to say that West Brom will now certainly avoid relegation, based on that one fact.— David Airey (@davjamair) December 31, 2014
Pulis is a great choice for west brom if it happens. Guaranteed to stay up now.— Jack Mitchell (@Jack8Mitchell) December 31, 2014
Tony Pulis to West Brom basically promises the PL football next year.— Hunter (@thehuntman) December 31, 2014
It is thought Pulis will have the final say on transfers at the club despite their continental set-up with technical director Terry Burton and sporting director Richard Garlick. However given the fall out at Palace at the start of the season, the hierarchical system at the club could cause problems in the future.