Tony Pulis has made Stoke City one of the toughest teams to beat in the Barclays Premier League, with a brand of football that is uncompromising and fierce, yet highly tactical and innovative.
An FA Cup final appearance in 2011 is arguably the highlight of his time so far at the Britannia Stadium, although guiding the club into the Premier League in 2008 – following a 23-year absence – had also seen Pulis endear himself to fans of the Potters.
Pulis has now clocked up over 300 games as manager of the club across three spells. He has also taken charge at AFC Bournemouth, Gillingham, Bristol City, Portsmouth and Plymouth, displaying coaching versatility by leading teams successfully away from relegation danger, as well as onto new challenges in higher divisions.
As a player, he made over 300 appearances before hanging up his boots in 1992.