By 90Min
November 19, 2017

West Bromwich Albion endured a humiliating 4-0 hiding against Chelsea on Saturday, and Baggies boss Tony Pulis has spoken out about his position at the club following speculation that he is now in line for the sack.

The Blues had scored three goals before half time and Pulis' lackluster side never once offered much in the way of a reply. 

Pulis is well-known for his ability to make his sides hard to break down and compact defensively, but the 59-year-old has failed to make much of an influence at the Baggies this season.

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Speaking to BBC Sport after the game Pulis said: "Our defending for all of the goals was really poor. Against the top teams, you have to defend better than that."

In regard to the suggestion that he could be on the verge of losing his job, Pulis said: "It leaves me in the position I was in before the game. The board of directors will decide what they have to do.

"I have been in this position before. It's up to them. I feel for the players. They have worked hard but they have made basic mistakes.

"I spoke to the owners yesterday; they are really decent people. It's not about them, it's about what's best for the football club. That is more important than anybody. It's a decision they have to make. I'll keep ploughing along if they want me to do."

Things are likely to go from bad to worse for West Brom with the club due to travel to Tottenham next Saturday and it is still currently unclear whether Pulis will be in charge for that encounter.

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