x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Palace put Pulis in charge

The club, fighting to avoid relegation, have hired former Stoke manager Tony Pulis to steer them clear of the bottom of the table.

LONDON // Crystal Palace have hired former Stoke manager Tony Pulis, hoping he can revive the struggling club and lift it out of last place in the Premier League.

The 55 year old Pulis had been out of work since leaving Stoke last season and will take charge after Saturday’s Premier League match against Hull, with caretaker manager Keith Millen remaining in charge for the match against the Tigers. Pulis signed a 2 1/2-year contract and his first match in charge will be against Norwich on November 30.

Pulis succeeds Ian Holloway, who left the club last month after a disappointing start to the season following the South London’s club return to the topflight. Palace have just four points from 11 games.