Pulis now favourite to be the first manager to leave

The West Brom manager was 5/1 this morning but is now evens as he considers his future.

Pulis now favourite to be the first manager to leave

The relationship between manager Tony Pulis and West Brom’s owners has apparently deteriorated beyond repair, on the back of a disagreement over their summer transfer dealings. Albion managed to sign Matt Phillips, Brendan Galloway on loan as well as Nacer Chadli for a club-record fee, but both fans and Pulis were left thoroughly underwhelmed after adding only Allan Nyom and Hal Robson-Kanu on deadline day.

Once the window closed, unrest in the camp prompted chairman, John Williams, to release a statement discussing their transfers. Pulis, angry at not being able to add a top midfielder, is said to be frustrated with Williams’ comments, especially: “Tony wanted five [signings] and we got five.” The West Brom manager is considering his future as the club prepare for the challenge of yet another relegation threatened season.

Bookmakers were offering 16/1 at the start of the season and 5/1 this morning, but Pulis is now the even-money favourite to be the first manager to leave.