Welsh Job Dismissed By Pulis - TV Rights Thoughts
West Bromwich Albion head coach Tony Pulis has dismissed speculation linking him with the Welsh national job.
The 59 year old Newport born gaffer was installed as one of the favourites across most bookies the other day with current manager Chris Coleman assessing his own future after they failed to qualify for the coming World Cup, but Pulis was having non of it as he met with the media for his pre Leicester City press conference.
Quoted by Wales Online as he met with the media, Pulis said he was happy at West Brom and he felt it was disrespectful to talk about Coleman's future whilst he was actually still in the job.
'I'm quite happy where I am and I think it's wrong we're even talking about someone who's still in a job. Chris has done a fantastic job there and he'll be very disappointed at the moment, as the nation are. Time is a great healer, we'll see what Chris does in the next couple of months.'
With discussions recently between all Premier League clubs over the top six gaining a bigger share of the foreign TV market, Pulis was also questioned on his thoughts about that move.
The Birmingham Mail have him saying.
'I`ve got two views on it. The big clubs are the dream ticket for this country and this league. We have to respect that. Having been to Asia and seen the support Liverpool got; it was absolutely incredible. But we`ve got to be very careful.'
And this is the crucial point for the non top six.
'The Premier League is such a great product because it`s so competitive. So I can see both sides of the argument. I hope they come to a decision where everyone is happy full stop.'
West Brom's chief executive Martin Goodman has already hinted the club will vote against any change in distribution and we certainly aren't alone.