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28. October '16 10:08 by Lotus Ladegaard

West Bromwich extends with Tony Pulis until 2018

Friday, West Bromwich announced that the contract with manager Tony Pulis has been extended. The manager will now remain in the club until the summer of 2018.

tony-pulisWith new owners in West Bromwich, rumours flared in the Englished medias that manager Tony Pulis could be on his way out. But that proved to be just that; rumours.

Friday, West Bromwich announced that the contract with manager Tony Pulis has been extended. The new contract ensures that the manager remains in the Premier League club until the summer of 2018.

Tony Pulis is happy to sign an extension as he believes this is exactly what West Bromwich needs. He believes continuity is important to the project and he sees his contract extension as a part of that.

-The club is in major development at the moment, and when something like that is going on, you need continuity, manager Tony Pulis said to West Bromwich’s website.

-I would like to be part of building things up here and do my part to improve on the club. It is not something that we will do overnight, but I feel that we, step by step, are improving, he continued.

-We have a club that is working towards becoming an established part of top 10 in the football league that everyone in this world would like to be part of. I will continue to work on that challenge, Tony Pulis said.

Tony Pulis was signed mid-season in January 2015 and he ensured a 13th place in the Premier League table that season and a 14th place in the following season.

West Bromwich is currently in 13th place of the Premier League table with ten points in nine matches, just below the defending English champions from Leicester in 12th place with 11 points in nine matches and just above promoted Burnley also with ten points in nine matches. Just below Burnley is West Ham also with ten points in nine matches.

Saturday, West Bromwich will face off against Manchester City at home.