'In total control,' Brunt compares West Brom boss Pulis to Roy Hodgson

The Baggies skipper sees similarities between the Welshman and the England boss.

West Brom captain Chris Brunt sees similarities between new boss Tony Pulis and England manager Roy Hodgson.

Brunt believes Pulis's arrival at the Hawthorns could see some players inspired to new heights, while he has also revealed the Welshman has 'total control' in training.

And the new West Brom manager's style reminds Brunt of former Baggies boss Hodgson.

"Maybe the new manager will just give a few players a kick up the a*** to try and get them moving again. He has definitely come in and stamped his authority," the West Brom skipper is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

"He is definitely in total control when it comes to training. There are not going to be any grey areas. I think we will definitely be a lot more disciplined around the place.

"They [Pulis and his staff] are very hands on, a lot of tactical stuff. They talk and walk people around the proper positions that he is after. It is very similar to what Roy Hodgson brought for the first few months after he came."

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