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Published: 07:02 | 17/9/16

Pulis won't leave unless sacked


West Brom manager Tony Pulis says he won't quit his job and will only leave the Hawthorns if he is sacked by the club's new owners.

Chinese businessman Guochuan Lai completed his takeover of the club on Thursday, with John Williams set to replace Jeremy Peace as club chairman in the coming weeks.

Pressure is building on the Welshman after just one win in 14 matches,and no victory at the Hawthorns since March, but the 58-year-old says he intends to see out his current deal, which runs until the end of the season.

"I won’t be leaving," he said.

"If I leave, it will be the club’s decision for me to leave, it won’t be my decision."

Pulis, who has been in charge at The Hawthorns since January 2015, will meet Williams this week and says he does not expect Lai to bring in a new manager to signify a new start for the club.

"I don't see it that way. I see it that I've signed a contract and I'm going to see that contract through," he continued.

"The owners are in China. I'm not sure when they're coming over, if they're coming over or if they're over here now. But if I get a chance to speak to them I will find out what they want to do and how they see the club going.

"I think it's important that we work together and it will be interesting to see how they see the club going."

Pulis, whose Baggies' side face West Ham at the Hawthorns today, will meet with trialists Marouane Chamakh and Momo Sissoko next week before deciding whether to offer them a short-term deal at the club.

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