Stoke City manager dismisses exit talk

Stoke City news: Tony Pulis insists he has no intention of walking away from the club at the end of the season

Hayden Atkins
Published 04/26/2013 08:26 by Hayden Atkins, read by 331 people.

Tony Pulis is not ready to quit his position of manager of Stoke City, despite a poor season that has seen Stoke dragged into a relegation battle. 

Stoke currently sit in 15th position in the Premier League with 37 points. Stoke have vital games against Norwich City and Sunderland coming up and if they lose them, the Potters could find themselves in danger of being relegated. 

Despite the tough season it looks like the Stoke board are ready to stand by the Welshman despite a testing season. 

Pulis has also stated that he has no intention of leaving the Britannia stadium after his positive meeting with Stoke City owner Peter Coates this week.

Speaking to reporters, Pulis said: "We sat there for three or four hours chatting about everything, and he never mentioned anything about whether I was leaving or not. 

"If I was going to walk away then I would have told him by now, and I certainly didn't mention anything about walking away.

"This football club has been fantastic to me. The Coates family are wonderful, wonderful people to work for. My respect for them goes a lot further than just closing a door and walking away. 

“People who know me know I'm not someone who just walks off into the sunset." 

Stoke have come under fire from some areas of support this season, with fans expecting a top 10 finish due to the successes that Pulis has bought during his seven year tenure at the club. 

Pulis has spent big during his time at Stoke, spending £8 million on Wilson Palacios, £5 million on Charlie Adam and £4 million on Cameron Jerome, with this trio of players finding limited success in Staffordshire.

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