West Brom good enough to shock Chelsea - Tony Pulis


West Brom good enough to shock Chelsea - Tony Pulis

With the axe looming, the Daily Star reports that Pulis' fate now hangs on West Brom's next two games, which happen to be a home clash with Chelsea on Saturday, followed by a trip to Tottenham a week later, with losses in both nearly certain to throw West Brom into the relegation zone.

The west London side haven't won the Champions League since 2012 and are in a good position to reach this season's knockout phase. "It is only the second time since 1967 that we have finished as the top Midlands club".

"It was nice to see those stats, I will always believe my own eyes, but it backs up that they're having a go". Again, nobody else has done that.

The 59-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "I understand the more you give, the more people want".

Should Pulis keep his job after the Chelsea and Tottenham fixtures, he will be all-too aware that Albion will have to face Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool all before the start of 2018.

Pulis also pointed out that his efforts this season have been hampered by injuries to key attacking players.

We ended up 10th for third time in club's history. You look at the league and you can pick four or five teams who have scored less goals than us.

Nonetheless, Pulis says he will have no complaints if a failure to turn things around leads to his dismissal. If the club decide what they decide, I've got great respect for the football club, the supporters, the chairman and the board.

"But it is life if you don't get results you are under pressure".