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Pulis: I won't quit West Brom

Tony Pulis. Credit: PA

Tony Pulis is committed to honouring his contract at West Brom but concedes the club's new owners will ultimately decide on his future.

There had been speculation that Pulis might leave the Hawthorns prior to Thursday's announcement that a takeover by Chinese group Yunyi Guokai Sports Development Limited - led by Guochuan Lai - had been completed.

Following a disappointing transfer window, hints emerged of a rift between Pulis and Albion's new chairman John Williams as both publicly expressed their opinions about the club's transfer business.

Pulis insists that, contrary to reports he might quit, he would never walk away from the job.

Asked if he definitely wanted to remain as head coach, he said: ''Yeah, I won't be leaving. If I leave, it will be the club's decision for me to leave, it won't be my decision.''

Often a change of ownership is followed by a change of manager, but Pulis remained defiant.

He said: ''I don't see it that way. I see it that I've signed a contract and I'm going to see that contract through.

''The owners are in China. I'm not sure when they're coming over, if they're coming over or if they're over here now. But if I get a chance to speak to them I will find out what they want to do and how they see the club going.

''I think it's important that we work together and it will be interesting to see how they see the club going.''

West Brom takeover gets green light

West Bromwich Albion have announced their takeover by Chinese group Yunyi Guokai Sports Development Limited has been ratified.

The Financial Conduct Authority and the Premier League are satisfied the takeover adheres to its rules and regulations after making the routine checks.

The Premier League has also had its Owners' and Directors' Test satisfied after the Baggies agreed to sell the club in August.

Former chairman Jeremy Peace sold the club to Guochuan Lai, who controls Yunyi Guokai Sports Development Limited, and former Blackburn chief executive John Williams was announced as their new chairman last month.

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