Tony Pulis has already told his representatives to call off any talks with Newcastle United for him to replace Alan Pardew on Tyneside.
Tony Pulis while at Crystal Palace
The former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager told his advisers to end discussions with Newcastle, because he is worried that he would not have enough input into who Newcastle go after in the transfer market.
That’s handled by committee at the club, with owner Mike Ashley and Chief Scout Graham Carr having big input on who comes into the club.
It was something that Alan Pardew put up with in his four years on Tyneside, but it also seems to be one of the reasons why he will leave Newcastle for Crystal Palace, where he has been promised almost complete control on transfers.
Pulis has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace before the start of the Premier League season, when he had a disagreement with Chairman Steve Parrish on players coming into the club.
And other managers may turn down Newcastle because of Mike Ashley’s strict financial controls on the club.
Tony Pulis was one of the favorites for the Newcastle job.
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