Pulis resilient against fans
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis says that he will not be forced out of the club by fans booing him.
Potters fans have become frustrated by the club’s lack of progression in the Premier League and the Welshman has come under increased pressure.
Pulis is currently the fourth-longest serving Premier League manager behind David Moyes, Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson.
But is he on his way out of the club as fans begin to lose their patience?
Pulis reportedly received backing from his chairman Peter Coates earlier this week, but does admit he understands fans’ expectations have grown.
He is adamant though that he will not be leaving the Britannia Stadium any time soon.
“If you’re given steak and chips every day, steak and chips becomes the norm,” he told reporters, as reported by Goal.com.
“Fans’ expectations are growing all the time. It’s not just this club, that’s the way the world’s going.
“But it’s part of our life and our world – you’re either flavour of the month or you’re not.
“There always comes a time when it’s right for everyone to go but I don’t think it’s that at the moment. You can’t get rid of me that easily yet!
“Every manager won’t receive full recognition until he leaves.
“They look at Sir Alf Ramsey now as probably the best England manager ever. But at the time he was doing the job, even he was getting dog’s abuse.”
Stoke face West Bromwich Albion at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow, and will be hoping to ease any relegation fears with a victory over Steve Clarke’s high-flyers.