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Middlesbrough 2-0 Sunderland: Tony Pulis wins battle of Welsh bosses

Rudy Gestede and Martin Braithwaite scored in the first half as Middlesbrough dumped dismal north-east rivals Sunderland out of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win at the Riverside Stadium. Gestede took just 10 minutes to heap more woe on the Championship’s bottom club and Braithwaite’s effort just before the break effectively ensured the visitors’ sole remaining focus this season will be avoiding a second consecutive relegation. Black Cats boss Chris Coleman may take heart from an improved second half display from his injury-hit side, but they had only a…

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Tony Pulis: Middlesbrough appoint ex-West Brom boss as manager

Middlesbrough have appointed former Stoke and West Brom boss Tony Pulis as their manager, replacing Garry Monk. Welshman Pulis was sacked by the Baggies in November after a run of 10 Premier League games without a victory. The 59-year-old will watch Boro’s Boxing Day home Championship game against Bolton from the stands, with Craig Liddle taking caretaker charge. Monk left the club on Saturday – just hours after a 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday left them in ninth place. More to follow. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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West Brom keen to appoint boss with top-flight experience to replace Tony Pulis

West Brom want a manager with Premier League experience to replace the sacked Tony Pulis.  The Baggies axed Pulis on Monday after just two wins in his last 21 league games following Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Chelsea.  It is understood Albion ideally want a new manager with top-flight experience and are keen to appoint as soon as they can.  But the Baggies recognise the process of appointing Pulis’ successor may not be easy and are also prepared to take their time if necessary to get the right man. Northern Ireland…

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Tony Pulis: West Brom sack head coach after Chelsea defeat

Media playback is not supported on this device Tony Pulis has been sacked as West Brom head coach with the club a point above the Premier League relegation zone and without a win in 10 top-flight games. The Baggies were beaten 4-0 at home by Chelsea on Saturday. Albion won their first three games of the season, but have drawn four and lost seven since beating Accrington in the Carabao Cup on 22 August. Former West Brom manager Gary Megson, who had been Pulis’ assistant, is taking over “until further…

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Tony Pulis says his future is out of his hands after Chelsea crush West Brom

Tony Pulis admitted his future rests with West Brom’s owners after the joint-heaviest defeat of his tenure to Chelsea left his position looking increasingly perilous. One day after conceding he could understand if the Baggies board opted for a managerial change given their rotten form, Pulis saw his side thumped 4-0 at The Hawthorns in front of Chinese owner Guochuan Lai and a home crowd that greeted the final whistle with a chorus of ‘Pulis out’. Albion have now gone 11 games without a victory, and will be in the…

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West Brom manager Tony Pulis dismisses speculation over future after Baggies go nine games without victory

Under-pressure West Brom boss Tony Pulis Saturday, November 4, 2017 West Brom boss Tony Pulis dismissed the speculation over his future and brushed aside angry chants from his own fans after his side lost again on Saturday. The Baggies were beaten 1-0 by a ten-man Huddersfield at the Kirklees Stadium – Rajiv van La Parra’s stunning long-range goal was enough to claim victory as the Terriers held on following Christopher Schindler’s second-half sending off. Defeat extended West Brom’s winless run was to nine Premier League matches stretching back to mid-August,…

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Tony Pulis reveals fears over Ben Foster after West Brom goalkeeper injures knee playing with son

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis revealed a knee injury kept Ben Foster out of Monday night’s 1-1 draw at Leicester. Albion have yet to determine the extent of the injury, which the 34-year-old goalkeeper sustained during the international break while playing in the garden with his children. However, Pulis admitted he is worried about the problem given Foster missed 10 months in the 2015-16 season with anterior cruciate ligament damage. To compound his goalkeeping problems, stand-in Boaz Myhill, making his first Premier League start since April 2016 in Foster’s…

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