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Tony Pulis touted for Wales job after West Brom sacking

West Bromwich Albion have sacked manager Tony Pulis putting him in the frame to take up the Wales manager job.

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The 59-year-old left his position as head coach at the Hawthorns after just two wins in his last 21 Premier League games and following Saturday's 4-0 defeat to Chelsea.

Albion are just a point and a place above the relegation zone after an 11-game winless run in all competitions.

Pulis' availability could come at the perfect time for his country following the departure of Chris Coleman from Wales on Friday.

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It is understood the Football Association of Wales are keen to replace the man who led Wales to the semi finals of Euro 2016 with a Welshman, if possible, putting Pulis right in the frame for the vacant post.

The FAW are also understood to be considering Ryan Giggs for the job.

Pulis' departure is the fifth top flight sacking of the season, a decision Chairman John Williams insists was difficult to make.

He told the club's official site: "These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the club,"

"We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing.

"We would like to place on record our appreciation of Tony's contribution and hard work during a period of transition for the club which included a change of ownership. We wish him well in his future endeavours."

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