Butland signed for Stoke in January before being loaned back to Birmingham City for the remainder of last term.
He said: "It is a new club for me and I am looking forward to it next year.
"I didn't get the chance to play under Tony. This is a new chance for everyone. It starts with me here (in Israel) and then trying to impress the manager when I get back.
"I think it is a very good appointment. He has managed well at other clubs. Tony Pulis has done a very good job but this is a new direction for the club."