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Pulis adamant he won´t quit Stoke

15 March 2013 16:08

Tony Pulis insists he will not be forced out of Stoke by fans who have become disillusioned by his running of the club.

The Welshman is currently the fourth-longest serving Premier League manager, but has come under scrutiny by fans who want to see the club progress further, having consolidated their Premier League status.

And Pulis, who received backing from his chairman Peter Coates earlier this week, admits he understands fans' expectations have grown, but is adamant he will not be leaving the Britannia Stadium.

"If you're given steak and chips every day, steak and chips becomes the norm," he said.

"Fans' expectations are growing all the time. It's not just this club, that's the way the world's going.

"But it's part of our life and our world - you're either flavour of the month or you're not.

"There always comes a time when it's right for everyone to go but I don't think it's that at the moment. You can't get rid of me that easily yet!

"Every manager won't receive full recognition until he leaves.

"They look at Sir Alf Ramsey now as probably the best England manager ever. But at the time he was doing the job, even he was getting dog's abuse."

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