Newly appointed West Brom manager Tony Pulis says he is facing the toughest job of his managerial career, as he looks to help the Baggies avoid relegation from the Premier League, reports the Daily Mirror.
Pulis won manager of the year for the manner in which he saved Crystal Palace from the drop last season, but the Welshman reckons he has taken on an even bigger challenge at the Hawthorns in replacing Alan Irvine.
The 56-year-old explained: “This is the shortest period I have had at any football club to turn it around and get results.
“That is why I think it will be more difficult and is my biggest challenge.
“Everybody had written Palace off and I had two months there where I could assess it before the window opened.
“There is also more pressure on the players to perform here than what there was at Palace. There is more pressure here because it is a club that has been more established.
“But I was told that stat about the number of games that were won here in 2014, which is pretty drastic. What we have to do is try and get that moving because your home form is vital to turn around the support and get everyone behind us.
“We need a couple of new faces in without a doubt. It is important you get the right ones in and hopefully results will come and that will breed confidence.
“If you look at the bottom 12 clubs in the Premier League it is tighter this year than it has ever been before. So there is a lot of work to be done but the chairman understands now that that is the situation.”