Middlesbrough signing George Saville comments on manager's style of play

Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns on October 15, 2016 in West...

George Saville joined Middlesbrough from Millwall late last month.

George Saville of Millwall

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis has always been known for his no-nonsense style of football, but this season his side have benefited from it - and remain unbeaten in all competitions.

Pulis has his team regimented in defence, and has often come under criticism for what can be regarded as negative tactics, especially at previous clubs West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City - two teams that Pulis kept in the Premier League, but, following Pulis' departure, both now play their football in the Championship

New Middlesbrough signing George Saville has now commented on his new manager's tactics in an interview with Teeside Live.


Saville said: "The style of play is not like the fantastic football Manchester City will play, but he is effective and he knows how to win football matches in the Championship.

"That's what it is about - getting out of the league. Tony knows how to win football matches and that's all I care about." The midfielder added.

George Saville of Northern Ireland and of South Korea during the international friendly match between Northern Ireland and South Korea at Windsor Park on March 24, 2018 in Belfast,...

Saville moved to Teeside on loan from Millwall late last month, with a permanent move set for January when Middlesbrough will pay around £7m, according to Sky Sports.

The 25-year-old is yet to make his first start for Middlesbrough, but could feature when the Championship promotion hopefuls travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City next weekend.

George Saville of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after he scores a goal to make it 1-1 during the Sky Bet Championship match between MK Dons and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stadium mk...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch