Tony Pulis has left Stoke City
About time too. Over the last two seasons he's proved he hasn't got a clue what to do with talented players
, preferring workhorses like Jon Walters and Glen Whelan. As Coates has spent a fortune amassing a decent squad he's made the right decision to get a manager that will actually play them and let the fans see their wares, rather than watching excruciating and ineffective hoofball from what should be squad players.
I hope the pundits do some research before making more stupid comments about Stoke fans being ungrateful and comparing the situation here to that of Charlton and Alan Curbishley. Stoke fans have been remarkably patient with Pulis for two years watching the most dire negative football, despite having spent millions on decent players.
He and his teams definitely do know what to do with talented players....stop them from playing. I assume Stoke fans put up with his style of play because of their being out of the top flight since 1985. Pulis got them back and, against all predictions, kept them there.
In the Premier you have to spend millions just to have a side that might survive in the Division. I don't think the current squad looks to have strength in depth. Coates can either find funds for the new guy or......
It's right though that it doesn't compare with the Charlton/Curbishley situation. Curbishley's teams were good footballing outfits. Charlton's problem was appointing two duff successors.