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Last Updated: Sunday, 18 June 2006, 10:35 GMT 11:35 UK
Pulis stands by management style
Tony Pulis
Pulis is sticking with his style of play
Tony Pulis said he will not sacrifice his team tactics for all-out attack after his return as Stoke boss was met with a mixed response from fans.

The Welshman was sacked by City last year but reappointed last week.

"We need to get more goals, but there is no way I will ever move away from having my teams organised, well set and committed," said the 48-year-old.

"A balance has to be struck. If we can get wide players and forwards who can score, that's what I hope to achieve."

Pulis was dismissed by the club's previous Icelandic owners in June 2005 for 'failing to exploit the foreign markets'.

He added: "The fact is we were top of the league in September (2004) and I was told by the owners I would have 2m to spend to take the club on.

"We had good players lined up, but, instead, we sold players and I never saw any of the money that was promised to me."

A lack of goals during the 2004/2005 season saw Pulis' side slip from top of the Championship to finish 12th.

SEE ALSO
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