Pulis drops future hint
Tony Pulis has hinted he is ready to see out his managerial days at Stoke and believes they are moving in the right direction.
Pulis has worked wonders in the 10 years he has been with the Potters and he has no intention of moving on just yet as he looks to take the club even further. The Welshman could be ready to finish his career at the Britannia Stadium but has urged the fans to stay patient and buy into what he and the board are trying to achieve. "We are trying to evolve and we have got better players, but you have to get a balance and there's no rush," he revealed. "I'm hoping to be here for a few more years and hoping the Coates family will be, so we have to move it up gradually. "That will suit some people but not others because they want immediate success. But it takes time and it's the way to do it, we think." Pulis shares a special relationship with chairman Peter Coates, who has backed him with hard cash in the transfer market, and the boss says it is a relationship that works well. "There's no problem with Peter, I just hope he lives for another 40 or 50 years," he added. "I don't see myself going anywhere else. I've got fantastic respect for the place and the area. It's a tough area. "They say what they think, but they are hard-working, honest people and I enjoy the football club."