Stoke and Pulis part company

Tony Pulis Stoke ManagerTony Pulis has left Stoke City following seven years in charge at the Britannia Stadium.

Having led Stoke to promotion to the Premier League in 2008, Pulis has taken the team to the FA Cup final and into Europe, whilst also keeping them in the top flight during that time.

But having been dragged into a relegation tussle towards the end of the season, there has been mounting speculation that Pulis would part company with the Potters.

Already several names have been linked with the position as Peter Coates and his board seek a replacement for their long-serving boss, many of them without managerial experience.

Phil Neville, who left Everton last week, and Arsenal coach and ex-Stoke defender Steve Bould are rookies believed to be potential candidates, as is former West Brom and Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo.

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