Tony Pulis
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Personal information
Full name Anthony Richard Pulis
Date of birth 16 January 1958 (1958-01-16) (age 62)
Place of birth    Newport, Flag of Wales Wales
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Flag of England Sheffield Wednesday (manager)
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1975–1981
1981–1982
1982–1984
1984–1986
1986–1989
1989–1990
1990–1992
Total
Flag of England Bristol Rovers
Flag of Hong Kong Happy Valley
Flag of England Bristol Rovers
Flag of England Newport County
Flag of England Bournemouth
Flag of England Gillingham
Flag of England Bournemouth
 
085 00(3)
013 00(0)
045 00(2)
077 00(0)
072 00(3)
016 00(0)
016 00(1)
326 00(9)   
Teams managed
1992–1994
1995–1999
1999–2000
2000
2002–2005
2005–2006
2006–2013
2013-2014
2015–2017
2017–2019
2020–
Flag of England Bournemouth
Flag of England Gillingham
Flag of England Bristol Rovers
Flag of England Portsmouth
Flag of England Stoke City
Flag of England Plymouth Argyle
Flag of England Stoke City
Flag of England Crystal Palace
Flag of England West Bromwich Albion
Flag of England Middlesbrough
Flag of England Sheffield Wednesday

Anthony Richard Pulis (born 16 January 1958) is a Welsh football manager and former footballer who is the current manager of Championship club Sheffield Wednesday.

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, Anthony, is a professional footballer and played at Stoke. Pulis had a seventeen-year career as a defender where he played for Bristol Rovers, Newport County, Bournemouth and Gillingham. He also had a short spell in Hong Kong with Happy Valley.

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. He then went on to Gillingham before leaving in 1999 after a dispute with chairman Paul Scally. Pulis then had unsuccessful spells at Bristol City and Portsmouth before being appointed manager of Stoke City in 2002. He guided Stoke through a tough 2002–03 season avoiding relegation to the Second Division on the final day of the season. He spent two more seasons with Stoke before being sacked by Stoke's Icelandic board for 'failing to exploit the foreign market'. He spent the 2005–06 season at Plymouth Argyle before returning to Stoke along with Peter Coates. After narrowly missing out on a play-off spot in the 2006–07 season he guided Stoke City to the Premier League in the 2007–08 season by finishing runners-up in the Football League Championship.

With Stoke amongst the favourites for relegation upon their return to the top flight after a 23-year absence Stoke went on to comfortably survive and finished in 12th position. Pulis made history during the 2010–11 season as he guided Stoke to their first FA Cup Final after beating Bolton Wanderers 5–0 in the semi-final. The "Potters" lost the final 1–0 to Manchester City but had the consolation of qualifying for European football. In the UEFA Europa League Stoke were drawn against Croatian side Hajduk Split and after two legs ran out 2–0 winners. After beating FC Thun Stoke were handed a tough group containing Beşiktaş, Dynamo Kyiv and Maccabi Tel Aviv which Stoke managed to progress through finishing in second position. City's reward was a tie against Spanish giants Valencia, but despite putting up a spirited second-leg performance, Stoke went out 2–0 on aggregate. The 2012–13 season saw Stoke make little progress and Pulis left the club by mutual consent on 21 May 2013.

Pulis returned to management on 23 November 2013 joining Crystal Palace on a two-and-a-half-year contract. He guided Palace away from relegation, to their highest Premier League finish of 11th in 2013–14, which earned him the Premier League Manager of the Season award. He left the club, however, shortly before the start of the subsequent season.

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A.F.C. Bournemouth Football Club - Managers

Kitcher (1914–23) • Kinghorn (1923–25) • Knighton (1925–28) • Richards (1928–30) • Birrell (1930–35) • Crompton (1935–36) • Bell (1936–39) • Kinghorn (1939–47) • Lowe (1947–50) • Bruton (1950–56) • Cox (1956–58) • Welsh (1958–61) • McGarry (1961–63) • Flewin (1963–65) • Cox (1965–70) • J. Bond (1970–73) • Hartley (1974–78) • Nelson (1975) • Benson (1975–78) • Stock (1979–80) • Webb (1980–82) • Megson (1983) • Redknapp (1983–92) • Pulis (1992–94) • Williams (1994) • Machin (1994–2000) • O'Driscoll (2000–06) • Roach & Murdoch (2006) • K. Bond (2006–08) • Quinn (2008) • Howe (2008–11) • Bradbury (2011–12) • Groves (2012) • Howe (2012–20) • Jason Tindall (2020–)

Gillingham Football Club - Managers

Groombridge (1896–1906) · Smith (1906–08) · Groombridge (1908–13) · Gilligan (1913–15) · G. Collins (1919–20) · Brown (1920) · McMillan (1920–22) · Groombridge (1922–23) · Curtis (1923–26) · Hoskins (1926–29) · Hendrie (1929–31) · Mavin (1932–37) · Ure (1937–38) · Harvey (1938–39) · Clark (1939–58) · Barratt (1958–62) · Cox (1962–65) · Boswellc (1966) · Hayward (1966–71) · Nelson (1971–74) · Ashurst (1974–75) · B. Collinsc (1975) · Summers (1975–81) · Peacock (1981–87) · Pa. Taylor (1987–88) · Burkinshaw (1988–89) · Richardson (1989–92) · Roeder (1992–93) · Flanagan (1993–95) · Smilliec (1995) · Pulis (1995–99) · Pe. Taylor (1999–2000) · Hessenthaler (2000–04) · Gormanc (2004) · Hare, Roberts & Smithc (2004) · Ternent (2004–05) · Cooper (2005) · Jepson (2005–07) · Docherty & Onourac (2007) · Stimson (2007–10) · Hessenthaler (2010–12) · Allen (2012–13) · Pe. Taylor (2013–14) · Hessenthaler, Hare, Lovell & Pattersonc (2015) · Edinburgh (2015–)

Bristol City Football Club - Managers

Hollis (1897–99) • Campbell (1899–1901) • Hollis (1901–05) • Thickett (1905–10) • Bacon (1910–11) • Hollis (1911–13) • Hedley (1913–15) • Hamilton (1915–19) • Palmer (1919–21) • Raisbeck (1921–29) • Bradshaw (1929–32) • Hewison (1932–49) • Wright (1949–50) • Beasley (1950–58) • Doherty (1958–60) • Ford (1960–67) • Dicks (1967–80) • Houghton (1980–82) • Hodgson (1982) • Cooper (1982–88) • Jordan (1988–90) • Lumsden (1990–92) • Smith (1992–93) • Osman (1993–94) • Jordan (1994–97) • Sweeney (1997) • Ward (1997–98) • Lennartsson (1998–99) • Pulis (1999–2000) • Fawthrop & Burnside (2000) • Rosenior (2000) • Wilson (2000–04) • Tinnion (2004–05) • Millen (2005) • Johnson (2005–10) • Millen (2010) • Coppell (2010) • Millen (2010–11) • McInnes (2011–13) • O'Driscoll (2013) • Cotterill (2013–16) • Pemberton (2016) • L Johnson (2016–20) • Holden (2020–)

Portsmouth Football Club - Managers

Brettell (1898–01) • Blyth (1901–04) • Bonney (1904–08) • Brown (1911–20) • McCartney (1920–27) • Tinn (1927–47) • Jackson (1947–52) • Lever (1952–58) • Cox (1958–61) • G. Smith (1961–70) • Tindall (1970–73) • Mortimore (1973–74) • St John (1974–77) • Dickinson (1977–79) • Burrows (1979–82) • Campbell (1982–84) • Ball (1984–89) • Gregory (1989–90) • Burrows (1990–91) • Bartonc (1991) • J. Smith (1991–95) • Fenwick (1995–98) • Waldonc (1998) • Ball (1998–99) • McNabc (1999–00) • Pulis (2000) • Claridge (2000–01) • Rix (2001–02) • Redknapp (2002–04) • Zajec (2004–05) • Perrin (2005) • Jordanc (2005) • Redknapp (2005–08) • Adams & Jordanc (2008) • Adams (2008–09) • Hart (2009) • Groves & Woanc (2009) • Grant (2009–10) • Cotterill (2010–11) • Whittingham & Grayc (2011) • Appleton (2011–12) • Whittingham (2012–13) • Awfordc (2013) • Barker (2013–14) • Awford (2014–15) • Waddockc (2015) • Cook (2015–17) • Jackett (2017–)

Stoke City Football Club - Managers

Slaney (1874–83) • Cox (1883–84) • Lockett (1884–90) • Bradshaw (1890–92) • Reeves (1892–95) • Rowley (1895–97) • Austerberry (1897–1908) • A. Barker (1908–14) • Hodge (1914–15) • Schofield (1915–19) • Shallcross (1919–23) • Rutherford (1923) • Mather (1923–35) • McGrory (1935–52) • Taylor (1952–60) • Waddington (1960–77) • Eastham (1977–78) • A'Court (1978) • Durban (1978–81) • R. Barker (1981–83) • Asprey (1983–85) • Lacey (1985) • Mills (1985–89) • Ball (1989–91) • Paddon (1991) • Macari (1991–93) • Jordan (1993–94) • Hartford (1994) • Macari (1994–97) • Bates (1997–98) • Kamara (1998) • Durban (1998) • Little (1998–99) • Megson (1999) • Thordarson (1999–2002) • Cotterill (2002) • Kevan (2002) • Pulis (2002–05) • Boskamp (2005–06) • Pulis (2006–13) • Hughes (2013–18) • Niedzwiecki (2018c) • Lambert (2018) • Rowett (2018–19) • Jones (2019) •

Plymouth Argyle Football Club - Managers

Brettell (1903–05) • Jack (1905–06) • Fullarton (1906–07) • Committee (1907–10) • Jack (1910–38) • Tresadern (1938–47) • Rae (1948–55) • Rowley (1955–60) • Dougall (1960–61) • Stuttard (1961–63) • Beattie (1963–64) • Allison (1964–65) • Ufton (1965–68) • Bingham (1968–70) • Stuttard (1970–72) • Waiters (1972–77) • Kelly (1977–78) • Allison (1978–79) • Saxton (1979–81) • Moncur (1981–83) • Hore (1983–84) • Smith (1984–88) • Brown (1988–90) • Kemp (1990–92) • Shilton (1992–95) • McCall (1995) • Warnock (1995–97) • Jones (1997–98) • Hodges (1998–00) • Sturrock (2000–04) • Williamson (2004–05) • Pulis (2005–06) • Holloway (2006–07) • Sturrock (2007–09) • Mariner (2009–10) • Reid (2010–11) • Fletcher (2011–13) • Sheridan (2013–15) • Adams (2015–)

Crystal Palace Football Club - Managers

Robson (1905–07) • Goodman (1907–25) • Maley (1925–27) • Mavin (1927–30) • Tresadern (1930–35) • Bromilow (1935–36) • Moyes (1936) • Bromilow (1936–39) • Irwin (1939–47) • Butler (1947–49) • Rooke (1949–50) • Dawes & Slade (1950–51) • Scott (1951–54) • Spiers (1954–58) • G. Smith (1958–60) • Rowe (1960–62) • Graham (1963–66) • Rowe (1966c) • Head (1966–72) • Allison (1973–76) • Venables (1976–80) • Walley (1980c) • Allison (1980–81) • Gradi (1981) • Kember (1981–82) • Mullery (1982–84) • Bassett (1984) • Coppell (1984–93) • A. Smith (1993–95) • Coppell (1995–96) • Bassett (1996–97) • Coppell (1997–98) • Lombardo & Brolin (1998p) • Noades & Lewington (1998c) • Venables (1998–99) • Coppell (1999–2000) • A. Smith (2000–01) • Kember (2001c) • Bruce (2001) • Kember & Bullivant (2001c) • Francis (2001–03) • Kember (2003) • Symons (2003c) • Dowie (2003–06) • Taylor (2006–07) • Symons (2007c) • Warnock (2007–10) • Hart (2010) • Burley (2010–11) • Freedman (2011–12) • Lawrence & Fleming (2012c) • Holloway (2012–13) • Millen (2013c) • Pulis (2013–14) • Millen (2014c) • Warnock (2014) • Millen (2014–15c) • Pardew (2015–16) • Allardyce (2016–17) • de Boer (2017) • Hodgson (2017–)

West Bromwich Albion Football Club - Managers

Ford (1890–92) • Jackson (1892–94) • Stephenson (1894–95) • Keys (1895–96) • Heaven (1896–1902) • Everiss (1902–48) • J. Smith (1948–52) • Carver (1952–53) • Buckingham (1953–59) • Clark (1959–61) • Macaulay (1961–63) • Hagan (1963–67) • Ashman (1967–71) • Howe (1971–75) • Whitehousec (1975) • Giles (1975–77) • Allen (1977) • Wilec (1977–78) • Atkinson (1978–81) • Allen (1981–82) • Wylie (1982–84) • Giles (1984–85) • Stiles (1985–86) • Saunders (1986–87) • Atkinson (1987–88) • Talbot (1988–91) • S. Pearsonc (1991) • Gould (1991–92) • Ardiles (1992–93) • Burkinshaw (1993–94) • Buckley (1994–97) • Mannc (1997) • Harford (1997) • Barkerc (1997) • Trewickc (1997) • D. Smith (1997–99) • Gorman & Regisc (1999) • Little (1999–2000) • Evans & Regisc (2000) • Megson (2000–04) • Burrowsc (2004) • Robson (2004–06) • N. Pearsonc (2006) • Shakespearec (2006) • Mowbray (2006–09) • Di Matteo (2009–11) • Appletonc (2011) • Hodgson (2011–12) • Clarke (2012–13) • Downingc (2013–14) • Mel (2014) • Irvine (2014) • Kellyc (2014–15) • Pulis (2015–2017) • Megsonc (2017) • Pardew (2017–2018) • Moorec (2018) • Moore (2018–19) • Shanc (2019–)

Middlesbrough Football Club - Managers

J.Robson 1899–1905 • Mackie 1905–06 • Aitken 1906–09 • Gunter 1909–10 • Walker 1910–11 • McIntosh 1911–19 • Howie 1920–23 • Bamlett 1923–26 • McWilliam 1927–34 • Gillow 1934–44 • Jack 1944–52 • Rowley 1952–54 • Dennison 1954–63 • Carter 1963–66 • Anderson 1966–73 • Charlton 1973–77 • Neal 1977–81 • Murdoch 1981–82 • Allison 1982–84 • Maddren 1984–86 • Rioch 1986–90 • Todd 1990–91 • Lawrence 1991–94 • B.Robson 1994–2001 • Venables 2001 • McClaren 2001–06 • Southgate 2006–09 • Strachan 2009–10 • Mowbray 2010–13 • Karanka 2013–17 • Agnew 2017 • Monk 2017 • Pulis 2017–19 • Woodgate 2019–20 • Warnock 2020– •

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club - Managers

Dickinson (1891–1920) · R. Brown (1920–33) · Walker (1933–37) · McMullan (1937–42) · Taylor (1942–58) · Catterick (1958–61) · Buckingham (1961–64) · A. Brown (1964–68) · Marshall (1968–69) · Williams (1969–71) · Dooley (1971–73) · Burtenshaw (1974–75) · Ashurst (1975–77) · Charlton (1977–83) · Settersc (1983) · Wilkinson (1983–88) · Eustace (1988–89) · Atkinson (1989–91) · Francis (1991–95) · Pleat (1995–97) · Shreevesc (1997) · Atkinson (1997–98) · Wilson (1998–2000) · Shreevesc (2000) · Jewell (2000–01) · Shreeves (2001) · Yorath (2001–02) · Greenc (2002) · Turner (2002–04) · Smithc (2004) · Sturrock (2004–06) · McAuleyc (2006) · Laws (2006 to 09) · McAuleyc (2009–10) · Irvine (2010–11) · Megson (2011 to 12) · Jones (2012–13) · Gray (2013–15) · Carvalhal (2015–17) · Bullenc 2017 to 18 · Luhukay 2018 · Bullenc 2018 to 19 · Agnewc and Clemencec 2019 · Bruce 2019

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