Chairman fully behind Stoke City boss Pulis

Chairman Peter Coates talking to manager Tony Pulis Credit: PA

Chairman of Stoke City, Peter Coates, understands the fans' negative reaction to recent results, but insists the club is continuing to progress under manager Tony Pulis.

Stoke city has won only one of its last nine Barclays Premier League games and some fans have vented their frustration toward Pulis.

Coates believes recent performances have not been as bad as results would indicate.