Sky Sports pundit defends Tony Pulis

Tony Pulis Interview - 23/02/2014

Andy Hinchcliffe praises Tony Pulis’s work at Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.

Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Andy Hinchcliffe suggested on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Friday morning (February 19, 11:12am) that West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis is undeservedly criticised.

“I don’t know where the criticism is necessarily coming from, maybe it’s from the fans who want to see a certain type of football from West Brom, but I would not be one to criticise Tony Pulis,” said the former Manchester City and Everton defender.

“I think that the job he did it at Stoke was outstanding, the job he is doing, the process that West Brom are in with him in charge, it will develop over the years.”

Pulis has been in charge of West Brom since January 2015 and has done a good job at The Hawthorns so far.

The Baggies finished 13th in the Premier League table last season and are likely to end up in a similar position this term.

However, the problem with Pulis is that his teams play very direct and dull football.

While perhaps West Brom are not in a position to play enthralling, entertaining football, the fans need to see some kind of progress.

Pulls was in charge of Stoke City from 2006 to 2013, during which time he made the Potters a stable Premier League club.

West Brom are 14th in the Premier League table at the moment with 32 points from 26 matches, eight points above the relegation zone.

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