Pulis not worried by wait for West Brom contract

Tony Pulis Interview - 23/02/2014

The West Bromwich Albion manager has one year left on his current deal at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has told the Birmingham Mail he is not worrying over his future at The Hawthorns, despite only having a year left on his current deal at the club.

After guiding the Baggies to 14th place in the Premier League, Pulis is set to meet with chairman Jeremy Peace over the next few weeks to discuss a possible extension to his £2 million-a-year contract, but he claims he will not be worrying if it does not immediately materialise.

The 58-year-old added he is happy to work on the edge, saying that he is not phased by the the current situation.

He said: “For a long period of my career I worked with just a one-year rolling contract. It makes no difference."

A small minority of supporters recently signed a petition calling for the departure of the former Stoke boss, but Pulis says he is focused on taking the club forward, hinting that he will be looking for backing in the summer transfer market.

“The biggest thing is trying to improve the football club and stabilise what we’re trying to achieve," he added. “To do that you have to get the finances and backing and improve.

“That’s what we’ll be trying to do and there’s a lot more money coming into the Premier League next year so that means there’ll be a lot more competition."

Pulis has also dismissed any talk of him walking away from his current employers, insisting there no friction between himself and the club's board.

“It’s not as though the chairman has been ringing me, I’ve been ringing him and we’ve been arguing over anything," he said.

“There’s a year left, if nothing happens I’ll be here.”

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