Tony Pulis was sacked by the West Bromwich Albion owners but he is still proud of what he managed to achieve with this side as he said that last season’s 10th place has risen the expectations and it was the reason of his end.
The 59-year-old was sacked on Monday after two wins in 21 games, which leaves the club one point above the relegation zone. Pulis highlighted last season’s 10th-place finish as a sign of West Brom’s growth under his stewardship but accepted “expectations have risen” this season, according to Sky Sports.
Pulis made a statement after his end in the club saying: “Over the last three seasons we have achieved a great deal and I am proud to have managed West Bromwich Albion. I would like to thank the two owners, Jeremy Peace and Mr Lai, the Board and fans for their support during my time at West Brom. Jeremy Peace and Mr Lai have played an important role in the off-field success and given the team a platform to build from.”
The experienced manager was happy with the overall progress shown by his side: “My remit was to develop the squad and ensure we delivered results which would, in turn, improve the club’s financial position. We have achieved this year on year and I am pleased to have played a part in the club’s growth. Our final league position in the last three seasons has represented the accomplishment of our targets as a club; sustaining our status in the Premier League and delivering stability, throughout the club’s transition of ownership.”
In the end, he added that he believes that the players can turn it around and avoid the relegation: “I strongly believe that this group of players can return to this level of performance and finish in the upper reaches of the Premier League. This season, expectations have risen and although we are disappointed with some of our results, one thing I would never question is this group’s work ethic and application.”