Sacked West Brom boss Tony Pulis believes that the Premier League “is no longer a British league”.
Pulis parted ways with West Brom last month after guiding the Baggies towards a relegation battle.
Despite being replaced by the very English Alan Pardew, and being linked with the very Premier League-y role of Swansea manager, Welshman Pulis says the Premier League is now a “world league”.
“It’s no longer a British league, it’s a world league and you’ve got to accept it,” he said at a LMA Managers dinner.
Pulis, who was inducted into the LMA 1000 club to recognise reaching a millennium of games as a manager, added that he hopes to return to football in the new year.
“I want to have Christmas at home with the family, if I can,” he said.
On the secrets of management, Pulis added that “getting to know the characters of the players and finding a way to win” were crucial.
And set-pieces, obviously.