Sky Sports pundit sends a warning to West Brom fans

Tony Pulis Interview - 23/02/2014

Charlie Nicholas warns West Bromwich Albion fans against criticising manager Tony Pulis too much.

Former Arsenal and Celtic forward Charlie Nicholas has told Sky Sports that Tony Pulis could step down from his managerial post at West Bromwich Albion if fans continue to criticise him.

Pulis has been in charge of West Brom since January 2015 and has managed to keep the Baggies in the Premier League.

The football played under the former Stoke City manager has been quite dull and inspiring, though. Many West Brom fans have criticised the current playing style and want to see more entertaining football.

Nicholas has claimed that if the supporters continue to criticise Pulis, then the Welshman could leave The Hawthorns.

“I think the fans have been over the top with their complaints, just like Stoke were,” Nicholas told Sky Sports. “He will eventually get sick of it and leave and then I don't see West Brom getting a Mark Hughes to come in and attract top players, so I think they'd regret it.

“I think it would be a huge risk if they let him go and went for somebody without Premier League experience, which wouldn't surprise me.”

Pulis is a specialist in keeping clubs in the Premier League, and the work he has done at West Brom cannot be undermined.

In a season where Newcastle United and Aston Villa have ended up in the bottom three, it should be commended that the Baggies were not in a relegation fight in the final weeks of the campaign.

While it is understandable that West Brom fans want to see progress and good football, they need to realise that for that to happen, the club chiefs have to get someone else and invest in the squad.

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