Stoke City’s Tony Pulis quashes talk of quitting the Potters

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis rubbishes reports suggesting he was considering his future at the Britannia Stadium

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Stoke City are 11th in the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

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Tony Pulis has rubbished reports suggesting that the Stoke City manager was considering his future at the Britannia Stadium.

The Potters have recorded just one Premier League victory in 11 attempts, dropping them down to 11th position in the table.

Reports in the media suggested Pulis was unhappy about a lack of investment from the club’s owners, but the Potters boss quashed the speculation on Tuesday.

“On transfer fees and money spent on the first team, nobody can question the Coates family on the amount of money they have invested in this football club,” Pulis is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“Anybody who says anything else is being disrespectful to a family that should be held in high esteem.

“As I have said before, my relationship with Peter [Coates] is not just a football relationship, but a personal relationship as well. I class him as a friend, and I mean a friend.”

Pulis also denied claims he was annoyed at the funds being pumped into Stoke’s youth system instead of being made available to strengthen the first-team.

“I have got reservations on the way it is run, yes, but every football club that is successful up and down the country has to have a vibrant and progressive youth policy,” he added.

“It was me who brought in Denis Smith and Alan Durban into our Academy, to get more people with a football background and a local knowledge involved.”

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