Pulis to leave West Brom in the summer?

Date published: Monday 22nd February 2016 3:40

Tony Pulis

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has refused to commit his future to The Hawthorns.

The manager’s contract expires in 2017 but he has offered no assurances he will stay and will seek talks with chairman Jeremy Peace in the summer.

Pulis has come under fire from fans after Saturday’s 3-1 FA Cup defeat at Reading and tempers boiled over when Chris Brunt was hit by a coin thrown from the Albion section following the final whistle.

Pulis called the act barbaric and has also failed to issue assurances over his future, with unease growing at The Hawthorns.

He told the BBC: “Let’s get through the season, let’s sit down and see where we go from there. The most important thing is to try and keep the club up in the Premier League.

“I’ll sit down with Jeremy and we’ll take it from there.”

Pulis has been in charge since January 2015, replacing Alan Irvine, signing a two-and-a-half year deal.

Albion are 14th in the Barclays Premier League but have won just twice in their last 11 games in all competitions and host Pulis’ former club Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Meanwhile, investigation over Saturday’s coin throwing incident remains on-going with Thames Valley Police yet to make any arrests.

Brunt was hit as he went to applaud the Baggies fans following their fifth-round defeat.

The police are treating the issue as assault with the Football Association investigating while the club are expected to issue a lifetime ban to anyone found guilty.

But Press Association Sport understands Saturday’s incident will have no bearing on Brunt’s future at The Hawthorns with his deal up in 2017.

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