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Palace boss Pulis welcomes Mourinho praise

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is happy with the praise coming his way from Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea manager Mourinho singled out the Welshman as his choice to pick up the managerial award at the end of the season.

Pulis was clearly flattered by the recommendation but typically deflected the praise on to his squad and insisted they still have plenty of work to do to ensure they survive.

"It's lovely that other managers speak of you in that way," he said. "I met [Mourinho] for the first time this year when we played Chelsea and I found him very hospitable - the wine was very nice!

"He's good company and good fun. It's very nice of him to say but it's not about me or any other individual.

"The football club is immersed in a company and we are in this together, desperately trying to achieve our goal. Until that finishes I'm not going to say I deserve anything."

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