Tony Pulis: Millwall Appoint New Manager
Millwall are delighted to confirm the appointment of Tony Pulis ahead of the new 2019/20 season.
The Welshman brings a wealth of experience to the club, having previously managed in the Premier League for the last decade with Stoke City, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion.
He has managed more than 1,000 games and has not only won promotion to the top flight, but has also reached an FA Cup final, and guided Stoke into the Europa League.
Chairman John Berylson said: “We’re delighted to appoint Tony as our new manager. His experience and knowledge speaks for itself and he has a tremendous track record.
“We’re excited by this appointment and by what Tony can bring to this football club. There was strong interest from two other clubs, and we’re delighted Tony has decided to join us.
The club’s new manager said: “I wanted a challenge - a real challenge - and this reminds me so much of Stoke when I went there with Peter Coates. John Berylson is a football man who understands the game. I have great respect for him as a person and an owner.
Having been in discussions with various clubs, Millwall's club culture of playing direct football is exactly inline with the ethos I want to instil here. I will be looking to play hard, aggressive, disciplined football that utilises route one football and attacking set pieces."
So having searched around for a club I settled on Millwall solely because of the club culture and figured it would make the perfect place to start my journey. They want me to play direct football which is going to be the only way I know how... none of this Tiki-Taka nonsense!
The save is pretty straightforward, rather than adjusting a formation around my players and new signings I will be creating my route one tactics and making my players play the way I dictate. So I will be looking for certain attributes in players that suit the roles I need as opposed to relying on the best players my scout reports identify. So need a long-throw specialist etc.
The only transfer rule really is that I am only going to be signing players over 6ft just to create that additional physical element. Players already at the club can stay as well as those developed through the youth academy