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1st Pulis interview: “I’m pleased for Hammers”

Tony Pulis encourages Crystal PalaceWest Bromwich Albion boss-in-waiting  Tony Pulis – giving his first interview as the new set to take charge  at the Hawthorns – is looking forward to visiting one of his favourite grounds tomorrow – Upton Park.

Pulis – at one time tipped as a future West Ham boss – speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh said: “The lawyers and club officials are tying up the details and I am very happy with the situation – all is looking good. There should be no snags to the appointment.

“I love West Ham. it’s always a joy visiting the ground …a traditional old ground which has a fantastic atmosphere. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Pulis explained that he will be in the stands tomorrow saying: “I have had no influence over the team for the game at all but I hope the lads will respond to my presence in the stands.”

He believes the transformation in the West Ham team this season is absolutely extraordinary saying: “I’m pleased for the fans, the directors and Sam. He’s done a great job there and I’m pleased for the Hammers.

“It was all gloom and doom last season with the fans up in arms over nearly everything. There was a huge dark cloud over the place.

“But the team have been playing some terrific stuff this season and are a real challenge for any team.

“We’ll have our work cut lout although at the moment my overwhelming feeling is one of relief at being back in work!”

About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon