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Crystal Palace set to appoint Tony Pulis

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Former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is set to be unveiled as the new manager of Crystal Palace.

The Welshman replaces Ian Holloway at Palace after he parted company with the Eagles almost a month ago by mutual consent.

The 55-year-old year old has been in discussions with the south London club for the past few days, in the hope of clarifying the funds and backing he will receive from the senior figures at the club.

Pulis left Stoke at the end of last season after 10 years and two spells in charge at The Britannia, in that time he guided The Potters to the Premier League, The FA Cup final and the knock-out stages of The Europa League.

The Welshman often received criticism for his long ball tactics and the "rugby" style that Stoke City became famous for.

The Eagles are bottom of the table with four points from 11 games as they head into Saturday's game against Hull and there is no doubt that the new manager will be embroiled in a relegation battle and will put his record of never being relegated on the line as he joins the London based club.

It’s thought the management veteran will pocket a salary worth around £1million-a-year plus lucrative bonuses if he can keep them in the top flight.

Pulis was the long time favourite at for the job at Selhurst Park - however seven other managers were previously linked with the position, including Chris Coleman, former Eagles manager Iain Dowie and ex-Chelsea full-back Dan Petrescu.


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