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Tony Pulis

D.O.B.

16/01/1958

Birthplace

Newport, Wales

Nickname

TP

Position

Manager

Former Clubs

Bournemouth ('92-'94), Gillingham ('95-'99), Bristol City ('99-'00), Portsmouth ('00), Stoke ('02-'05), Plymouth Argyle ('05-'06), Stoke ('06-Present)

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Tony Pulis is a former professional centre back, and is currently the manager of Stoke City. Pulis got his FA coaching badge at the age of 19 and continued to achieve an UEFA 'A' licence at 21, making him one of the youngest professional footballers to achieve these qualifications.

Pulis kick-started his managerial career at A.F.C Bournemouth. He took over the club from previous manager Harry Redknapp, who of which he served under as a player/coach and assistant manager. He had considerable success at Gillingham, rebuilding the squad who were struggling in the then Third Division and managing to lead them to the promotion play-offs. He had jobs at Bristol City and Portsmouth before he came to Stoke City for his first spell.

He steered Stoke City away from the relegation zone of Division One during the 03/04 season, building them up to become established in the league before he left in 2005.

His second stint at The Britannia Stadium came when Peter Coates bought back the Club from a consortium of Icelandic businessmen in 2006. Pulis was based at Plymouth Argyle before Coates paid compensation for the Welshman to return to Stoke. During his 7 months at Plymouth, he steered them away from relegation and finishing in mid-table with a respectable position.

His return to Stoke saw him bring in high profile names, turning the club into promotion candidates rather than the relegation contenders the bookies had them down as. Tony got Stoke promoted automatically to the Premier League, finishing 2nd under rivals West Bromwich Albion. Not only that, but he avoided relegation in the first year, and then improved on points tally the following season, making Stoke only the second team to do this in Premier League history.

Generally, Pulis has a reputation for no nonsense tactics, grinding out good results with small budgets. He boasts a record that not many managers have; Tony Pulis has never being relegated as a manager with any club in any league, and he has being managing since 1992! Although his style of play comes under criticism for what has being described as "overly negative and direct style", it has obviously worked for him and for all clubs he has managed.

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