By Danny Wright

16th Jun, 2021 | 10:09am

West Brom are not considering re-hiring Tony Pulis

West Brom are not considering a move to re-hire Tony Pulis as manager while the 63-year-old isn’t interested in a return either, according to the Express & Star journalist Joseph Masi.

On Tuesday, Twitter was rife with Albion fans tweeting their concerns about Pulis potentially returning to The Hawthorns almost four years after he was sacked.

However, Masi has allayed those concerns, saying that the Welshman is not in contention to succeed Sam Allardyce at the Black Country club.

Nothing but rumours

We’re unsure of how the rumours about Pulis potentially returning to West Brom started on Twitter on Tuesday but the ex-Albion and Stoke manager found his name trending on the social media platform.

Whether it was just an internet troll who fuelled the speculation or whether it was one of the bookmakers reducing the odds on Pulis to return to the Baggies, we don’t know. But it seems safe to say he won’t be the next man in charge at The Hawthorns.

Pulis had a very mixed spell in charge at Albion between 2015 and 2017.

In 2014/15, he saved the club from relegation after being hired in January and. Two seasons later, he led the Baggies to a 10th-placed finish but a rot had started to set in at the end of that campaign – a rot the club is still paying for.

Pulis’ contract was extended despite clear signs his style of play was leading the Baggies in the wrong direction.

Just a few months into the 2017/18 season he was sacked after setting Albion on a course to relegation they failed to divert away from.

We’re still paying for the mistake of Pulis getting a new contract but it would be simplistic to say that’s the sole reason and the biggest reason we’re in the mess we’re in.

Ultimately, it’s all down to Guochuan Lai.

In other West Brom news, Kevin Phillips has hit out at Lai.

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