Tony Pulis' pride at being Stoke manager has not diminished since he was first appointed to the post 10 years ago - nor has his determination to keep pushing the club forward.

The Staffordshire outfit, hovering just above the second tier relegation zone when Pulis was named boss on November 1 2002, are now in their fifth successive Barclays Premier League season, with appearances in the 2011 FA Cup final and last term's Europa League under their belts.

Speaking on Thursday afternoon at a press conference to preview Saturday's away league clash with Norwich, at which he was presented with a cake in recognition of his landmark, Pulis said: "It has been tough, but obviously I'm very proud of what we have done and achieved."

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