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Tony Pulis

Tony Pulis
Personal information
Full nameAnthony Richard Pulis
Date of birth16 January 1955(age 61)
Place of birthPill, Newport, Wales
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubStoke City (Manager)

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Anthony Richard "Tony" Pulis (born 16 January 1955) is a Welsh former football player and is currently the manager of Stoke City. Pulis obtained his FA coaching badge at the age of 19, followed by his UEFA 'A' licence aged 21 making him one of the youngest professional players ever to have obtained the qualification. His son, also called Anthony Pulis, is a professional footballer.

Pulis took his first steps into management at Bournemouth, where he was a player/coach and then Harry Redknapp's assistant. He then took control when Redknapp left the club. His most significant achievement to date was guiding Stoke City to the Premier League in the 2007 08 season by finishing runners-up in the Football League Championship.

Pulis has a reputation within the game for achieving solid results on small budgets and also maintains the proud record of never being relegated as a manager. He is sometimes criticised for using a direct style of play; however, Pulis has defended his approach.

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