Monday, 21 August, 2017

Tony Pulis Signs West Brom Contract Extension Through to June 2019

Pulis extends contract with West Brom Pulis extends contract with West Brom
Stacy Diaz | 13 August, 2017, 10:24

The 59-year-old, who led West Brom to a 10th-place finish in the Premier League last season, was appointed in January 2015.

Pulis agreed terms to extend his stay with the club until 2019 on Friday, and it was back to business 24 hours later as West Brom continued the theme of the previous campaign by displaying trademark defensive steel coupled with set-piece prowess.

Pulis says he is "delighted" to commit to the club following talks with chairman John Williams.

"I am disappointed. It is unlike us to have so much possession and to not create chances - that is the most disappointing thing", he said.

"I think we've seen an improvement all across the club in recent seasons and we must continue that in what is such a tough, tough league".

"How we never scored more than one I just don't know".

Pulis said: "We want everyone to chip in and the quality we got from set plays today was absolutely fantastic".

"Neither can we underestimate how hard that is".

"To start well was very important for us".

Rodriguez was preferred to Salomon Rondon in attack for the hosts and he nearly marked his bow with a goal in the ninth minute, Asmir Begovic saving smartly from the striker's snap-shot.

"But I do believe in the future of these young players and that's an important part of the development of the club, especially with the incredible rises we are seeing in prices within the transfer market".

"We can take enormous confidence from this".

"Managing outside the seven or eight in the Premier League is a tough job but it's one I still relish and enjoy".

"We have had enough football in pre-season to be ready".