Tony Pulis is one of the most experienced gaffers in the game. Best known for his successful spells at Stoke and Crystal Palace, Pulis has experience at all levels of the game and has forged a successful career as a result.
Pulis, who was the Premier League Manager of the Season in 2013/14, was most recently in charge of West Brom who axed him following a poor start to the 2017/18 season.
But Pulis didn't have to wait long to return to the dugout, after he was named as the new Middlesbrough manager on Boxing Day 2017.
I've got nothing against foreign managers, they are very nice people. Apart from Arsene Wenger.
As a football club we apologise to Liverpool for playing three more longer passes than they did. There's always a bit of spin put on things these days.
But if I had a team that was worth Â£200m (Liverpool), playing against a team that was worth less than 20m (West Brom) and we never won that game, I'd be doing my best to divert it away from the fact that I had 10 times more value on the pitch than my opposition and couldn't win.
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The Sack Race's Opinion
A hard talking, no-nonsense old fashioned manager who has employed the long ball style of play throughout his career, and has seen it all in the game.
Pulis won't be everyone's cup of tea but he has been successful at the top level over the past few years and will be aiming to make a swift return following his departure from West Brom.