Pulis wants to see out career at Stoke

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis says he wants to stay with the club for the rest of his career.

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis says he wants to stay with the club for the rest of his career.

Pulis insists he loves working for chairman Peter Coates and has vowed to make Stoke one of the Premier League’s great entertainers.

Pulis said: “We are trying to evolve and we have got better players, but you have to get a balance and there’s no rush.

“I’m hoping to be here for a few more years and hoping the Coates family will be, so we have to move it up gradually. That will suit some people but not others because they want immediate success.

“But it takes time and it’s the way to do it, we think. I don’t see myself going anywhere else. I’ve got fantastic respect for the place and the area. It’s a tough area."

He added: “They say what they think, but they are hard-working, honest people and I enjoy the football club.

“We know we are trying to evolve for the team to play through the pitch quickly. I will never change my views on that.

“We want smaller, quicker passes, but always through the pitch, not backwards or square.”

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