West Brom midfielder compares Pulis to Ferguson

Date published: Thursday 16th February 2017 12:05

West Brom manager Tony Pulis and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson “are so alike”, according to Baggies captain Darren Fletcher.

Fletcher spent a total of two decades at United, joining the club’s youth system in 1995, and making his first-team debut in 2003.

The Scot played 342 games for the club, winning four Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy, before leaving in 2015.

He joined West Brom, where he became captain, and has started each of their 78 Premier League games since.

Discussing current manager Pulis and former boss Ferguson, the 33-year-old believes they share certain similarities.

“They’re so alike,” he said. “They’re all about hard work and how you treat people, how you go to work and how privileged you are to be in the position you’re in. It’s about making the most of it.

“It’s a lot of simple things that sometimes don’t have a lot to do with football but in the long term do have to do with football.

“If you pride yourself as a professional, you respect the people you work with and you realise what people do for you, how the fans pay their money, you’ve got to go and do the best for the jersey you’re playing in.

“They’re very similar in a number of ways because they’re good working class people.”

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