Tony Pulis leaves Crystal Palace

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Tony Pulis has left Crystal Palace by mutual consent, less than 48 hours before the start of the new Premier League season.

Tensions rose between chairman Steve Parish and Pulis after the former Stoke manager grew frustrated with the lack of activity of the club in the transfer window.

The 56-year-old met chairman Steve Parish on Thursday to attempt peace talks over the current situation.

Pulis managed to pull of an impressive feat with the south London club , saving them from almost certain relegation and in the process landed himself the  Premier League's manager of the year award.

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An amazing feat

Palace were bottom of the table when he was named as Ian Holloway's replacement in November 2013.

Pulis managed to halt the poor run of form, and with a run of five successive victories from 29 March, starting with a 1-0 win over Chelsea, steered the Eagles to safety.

They famously came back from three goals down in the final 11 minutes against Liverpool to all but deny the Reds the title at the end of last season.

Their eventual 11th-placed finish was the club's highest since 1992.

Assistant manager Keith Millen will be in charge against Arsenal tomorrow for the clubs opening fixture of the new season.

It is also believed that Pulis sided with the players when they asked for a raise in their wages , thus creating more friction between himself and Parish.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: "He has done a remarkable job last season, made a miracle. I was at a managers' meeting on Monday, he was there and nothing indicated he wouldn't be here tomorrow."

What next?

Pulis wanted to assume greater control of all football matters at Selhurst Park, especially transfers, after missing out on a number of key targets such as Gylfi Sigurdsson and Steven Caulker.

There has been much speculation as to his predecessor, with Malky Mackay being the front runner to take the job at Palace.

However , whosoever does eventaully become the manager will certainly have big shoes to fill.

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