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I'll give young players a chance at West Brom - Pulis

Tony Pulis says he will offer youth a chance to shine next season Credit: PA

West Brom boss Tony Pulis was happy to give fans what he hopes is a glimpse of the future against Liverpool and suggested he would play them next season if they "came back stronger" after the close season.

Having handed Jonathan Leko his Premier League debut last month, fellow teenagers Tyler Roberts, 17, and Sam Field, 18, became the latest academy players to make their first-team bows under Pulis as the campaign came to an end on Sunday.

Leko, making only his third start for the club, brilliantly set up West Brom's opening goal in the 1-1 draw. Embarking on a solo run, he weaved his way past three Liverpool players before slipping a pass down the right-hand side of the penalty area to Salomon Rondon, who beat goalkeeper Adam Bogdan at his near post with a low shot.

Later on, Roberts replaced Leko and Field took the place of James McClean for the closing stages. Pulis signaled his belief in their quality and spoke of the overall boost it would give the club to have them featuring on a more consistent basis.

It was lovely to get the three kids on. Leko has played a big part in the last few games and to get Sam and Tyler on was fantastic.

They need to know, given the chance, that if the lads are good enough then they will get the opportunity. It gives everyone in the club a boost, everyone underneath the first-team, in the academy - Mark (Harrison), Hoppy (Stephen Hopcroft) and the lads there, they work really hard.

These three lads have to come back after the close season stronger, mentally and physically, and there's a chance, I'll give them a chance. I really do think they're good enough.

– Tony Pulis

Tony Pulis demands more from West Brom at Spurs

Tony Pulis has called on his West Brom side to give an improved performance when they return to north London to face title-chasing Tottenham on Monday night.

Pulis is looking forward to his visit to White Hart Lane. Credit: PA

The Baggies were easily beaten 2-0 at Arsenal on Thursday and are back in the capital just four days later for a clash with Mauricio Pochettino's men.

Pulis admitted he may have made mistakes in the preparation for a rare Thursday night outing for his outfit and conceded they deserved nothing from their Emirates Stadium defeat.

But now the Welshman wants to see more from his players at White Hart Lane as they look to play their part in an enthralling Premier League title race.

He said:

That was our most disappointing performance - Arsenal deserved to win because we looked flat. We didn't do very well on Thursday - we have to dust ourselves down and put a performance in on Monday.

White Hart Lane is one of my favourite grounds. It's a fantastic stadium with a great atmosphere. Everything to do with the club is first class. I enjoy taking teams there and we need to make sure we are up for it.

– West Brom manager Tony Pulis


Tony Pulis set for summer talks over West Brom future

West Brom boss Tony Pulis is expected to speak to chairman Jeremy Peace about a new contract in the summer.

Pulis is keen to make big changes at West Brom in the summer. Credit: PA

The pair will to hold wide-ranging talks which will include discussions over Pulis' future, Press Association Sport understands.

Pulis will have a year left on his deal at the end of the season and, despite fans' frustration this season over their playing style, has ensured the Baggies have avoided serious relegation danger this term.

Owner Peace and Pulis have a good working relationship and any talks will be transparent with both knowing where they stand.

Former Stoke and Crystal Palace boss Pulis is known to want to make significant changes to the squad after failing to land several targets over the last few transfer windows.

Tony Pulis says talk of crisis at Chelsea is 'a joke'

Tony Pulis is wary of facing the reigning Premier League champions despite their slow start to the season.

Pulis knows his team face a tough challenge against Chelsea. Credit: Reuters

Chelsea travel to The Hawthorns on Sunday looking for their first win of the campaign after being humbled 3-0 at title rivals Manchester City last week.

The Baggies beat Chelsea 3-0 at home at the end of last season but, even after their stuttering opening, Pulis dismissed suggestions the champions are in trouble.

He said:

There's a crisis at every Premier League team. It is a joke what you just said. A crisis after two games? This isn't a comedy show.

They could have Pedro, (Diego) Costa and (Eden) Hazard playing, that's not bad is it? They're the champions and they deserved to win it. They were so far ahead of everyone.

We know it's going to be tough. To have Man City and Chelsea as our first two home games is very difficult, plus we have the window to deal with.

– West Brom manager Tony Pulis


Mourinho praises 'amazing' Pulis

West Brom manager Tony Pulis. Credit: PA

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has lauded the ability of West Brom boss Tony Pulis to get the best out of his players and teams.

Mourinho takes his Premier League champions to The Hawthorns for Monday's penultimate game of the season, with Albion safe after Pulis' arrival.

"If I own an English club, I sign Tony Pulis. It's as simple as that," Mourinho said.

"He's a guarantee to achieve what the club wants.

"He never managed a club that wants to be champion, he never managed a club that wants top four, he is always managing clubs that want to survive and want stability. Tony is mathematics. What the club wants, he gives.

"His record is absolutely amazing."

Tony Pulis leaves Stoke City after seven years in charge

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis. Credit: PA

Tony Pulis has left Stoke City after seven years in charge at the Britannia Stadium, the club has confirmed.

A short statement on the club's website said: "Stoke City and Tony Pulis confirm that they have mutually agreed that Tony will leave the Club with immediate effect."

Report: Tony Pulis set to leave Stoke City

Tony Pulis guided Stoke to a 13th place finish in the Premier League after a final day 1-1 draw at Southampton. Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

Tony Pulis is set to leave Stoke City after seven years in charge, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The Welshman guided Stoke to Europe and an FA Cup final during his second spell at the club, having been in charge previously from 2002 to 2005.

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Pulis: Proud to be carrying the Olympic torch

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has spoken of his pride after being chosen to carry the Olympic flame through the streets of the city on Thursday.

This is an historic event for the whole of Britain and it is an immensely proud feeling to be able to say that you are carrying the Olympic torch as part of that build-up.

I am extremely honoured to be given the privilege of representing Stoke-on-Trent and to be among those offered this most prestigious of opportunities.