Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/25/13
Tony Pulis spent six months drawing up a plan to "transform" Stoke City before being sacked earlier this week. Pulis parted company with Stoke on Tuesday following a meeting with chairman Peter Coates in which he had expected to discuss the club's transfer targets and plans for the future. Those plans will not now include Pulis after his seven-year reign at the Britannia Stadium was brought to an end, but Coates will be armed with a detailed dossier drawn up by the Potters' former manager. Pulis, who has faced criticism for failing to field young players, revealed he had visited Athletic Bilbao and Bayer Leverkusen for inspiration on how to make the most of Stoke's Academy, which was last year granted Category A status by the FA. Speaking prior to his departure but in quotes first printed on Saturday, Pulis told The Sun: "I've done a report for Peter which took me six months to complete and three months to write. "I've given it to Peter and everyone else who matters. "Ideally,...
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