Anthony Richard Pulis is a Welsh football manager and former footballer who most recently managed Middlesbrough. Pulis obtained his FA coaching badge at age 19, followed by his UEFA 'A' licence aged 21 – making him one of the youngest professional players ever to have obtained the qualification. His son, Anthony, was a professional footballer and played at Stoke. Pulis had a 17-year career as a defender where he played for Bristol Rovers, Newport County, Bournemouth and Gillingham. He also had a short spell in Hong Kong with Happy Valley. Pulis took his first steps into management at Bournemouth, where he was a player/coach and then Harry Redknapp's assistant. He then took control when Redknapp left the club. He then went on to Gillingham before leaving in 1999 after a dispute with chairman Paul Scally. Pulis then had unsuccessful spells at Bristol City and Portsmouth before being appointed manager of Stoke City in 2002.
About Tony Pulis
Welsh former soccer player who won the Football League Third Division with Bournemouth during the 1986-1987 season. As a manager he was named Premier League Manager of the Season in 2013-14 with Crystal Palace. In 2017, he began managing Middlesbrough F.C.
He was born in Pillgwenlly and played youth soccer for Newport YMCA and Bristol Rovers.
He scaled Mount Kilimanjaro all the way to the top in support of the Donna Louise Trust charity.
He married Debs Pulis in 1982 and he has a son named Anthony and a daughter named Stephanie. His brother Ray has been chairman of Pill AFC.
He managed Tom Ince as the manager for Crystal Palace.
Information related to Tony Pulis
- A.F.C. Bournemouth managers
- Middlesbrough F.C. managers
- Plymouth Argyle F.C. managers
- Welsh Roman Catholics
- Bristol City F.C. managers
- Portsmouth F.C. managers
- Stoke City F.C. managers
- Crystal Palace F.C. managers
- Gillingham F.C. managers
- West Bromwich Albion F.C. managers
- Footballers from Newport, Wales
- Welsh expatriate footballers
- Welsh football managers
- Premier League managers
- Hong Kong First Division League players
- Expatriate footballers in Hong Kong
- Newport County A.F.C. players
- A.F.C. Bournemouth players