Tony Pulis

01 Jan 2015

PULIS APPOINTED TO THE BAGGIES

Tony Pulis has been appointed head coach of West Bromwich Albion.

Pulis, 56, has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Baggies and will take charge after Thursday's Premier League game at West Ham.

The ex-Stoke and Crystal Palace manager is the club's fourth head coach in a year, following Alan Irvine's departure.

Pulis said: "Every successful club is built on unity and that is what I shall strive to help bring to Albion."

Pulis, who managed Stoke from 2006 to 2013, steered Crystal Palace clear of relegation trouble and into 11th in the second half of last season.

He quit the job two days before the start of this season and joins West Brom with the club just one point above the relegation zone.

Pulis added: "We need everyone together from top to bottom - the supporters, all the staff, the players, everyone who has an interest in the club's welfare.

With that, we can go forward together and hopefully take this club up the Premier League."