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Pulis: West Brom will have to push me out

West Brom boss Tony Pulis accepts his future will be decided by the club's new owners.

There had been speculation that Pulis might leave the Hawthorns prior to Thursday's announcement that a takeover by Chinese group Yunyi Guokai Sports Development Limited - led by Guochuan Lai - had been completed.

Pulis insists that, contrary to reports he might quit, he would never walk away from the job.

Asked if he definitely wanted to remain as head coach, he said: ''Yeah, I won't be leaving. If I leave, it will be the club's decision for me to leave, it won't be my decision.''

Often a change of ownership is followed by a change of manager, but Pulis remained defiant.

He said: ''I don't see it that way. I see it that I've signed a contract and I'm going to see that contract through.

''The owners are in China. I'm not sure when they're coming over, if they're coming over or if they're over here now. But if I get a chance to speak to them I will find out what they want to do and how they see the club going.

''I think it's important that we work together and it will be interesting to see how they see the club going.''

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