Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola offered Tony Pulis “a big hug” as the Welshman was sacked by West Brom
The experienced Welshman has been offered some warm words of consolation by a managerial rival after seeing his West Brom contract terminated, GOAL reports.
The Midlands club announced on Monday that they no longer need the services of Tony Pulis, as they were destroyed by Chelsea in Saturday’s 4-0 game in the Premier League.
West Brom have only managed to win two out of twelve league games this season, and the board is unhappy the direction West Brom is headed.
Guardiola claimed he hopes they can enjoy a “good red wine” together with the 59-year-old, and he was disappointed with Tonis getting sacked.
“First, I can say a big hug for Tony, like before with [former West Ham boss Slaven] Bilic,” the Spaniard told a news conference.
“Today, it is like this. When I was young, they said in England they respected a lot the contracts and the managers were never sacked.”
“Now, it is so, so difficult. Wherever, it is the same. We have to accept that, we know that,” Guardiola added.
The City manager explained how nowadays coaches can get sacked just months after winning the title of the English top-flight.
“Everybody knows when we don’t have results… managers here can win the Premier League and months later they will be sacked. You have to work within that situation.”
“I am really disappointed because I have a great relationship with Tony Pulis. Every time we went against West Brom he was an amazing man, so gentle,” he praised Pulis.
“Always, we would drink a good red wine. Hopefully we can do it again in the future,” Guardiola concluded.
Pep Guardiola is far from being in the same boat as Pulis is, since Manchester City are still unbeaten as they lead the league after 12 Premier League fixtures.