Three reasons West Brom should part company with Pulis in the summer

The Welshman isn't taking the club forward and the Baggies faithful appear very frustrated with their coach.

Like Sam Allardyce, Tony Pulis is an expert in keeping teams up. But, also like Sam Allardyce, Pulis's methods almost always end up ensuring a relegation scrap - and a lack of ambition when it comes to aiming any higher.

Pulis will likely keep West Brom up this season but, beyond the summer, there appears a worrying lack of long-term vision at the Hawthorns. Should the Baggies plan ahead and part company with the Welshman over the summer?

Negative football - losing support

Football is about entertainment and, while there has always been a need for pragmatism over style in the search for results, West Brom supporters just aren't enjoying watching their side play anymore.

Even a direct, long-ball way of playing would be something. Under Pulis right now, it's all negative - and there is rarely ever any genuine attacking ambition. You can't score goals without going forward...

Should Pulis remain at the Hawthorns next season, West Brom may be in danger of losing money through season-ticket sales and gate revenue. The football the Baggies are playing is just that bad.

Small-club mentality

To make himself sound (and perhaps feel) better when West Brom are on a bad run of form, Pulis has constantly taken not-so-sly digs at Aston Villa.

The Midlands club are West Brom's great rivals but the simple fact is Pulis must be aiming higher.

With the money West Brom have spent in recent seasons - and the amount of years the Baggies have spent in the Premier League - constantly comparing themselves to the bottom side in the league isn't quite what fans are looking for.

No long-term vision

Under Pulis, West Brom seem like they are sticking to the bottom half of the Premier League table like glue. There are no attempts to even devise a long-term plan that could see the Baggies rise up to a higher mid-table finish or even the top half of the standings.

It's all about staying up - regardless of how much quality West Brom possess within their squad. Signings, tactics and the club's general attitude under Pulis suggest things aren't going anywhere. That's why it would be best for the Midlands outfit to amicably part company with the Welshman at the end of the season, thanking him for keeping West Brom in the Premier League during his time there.

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