Tony Pulis to be offered new West Brom contract this summer

Tony Pulis to be offered new West Brom contract this summer
West Brom are on course for their best Premier League points total Credit: Getty Images

Tony Pulis will be offered a new contract by West Bromwich Albion this summer, as the club close in on their best ever Premier League points total.

Pulis is set for talks with chairman John Williams at the end of the season and is expected to agree improved terms, less than 12 months after signing his last deal.

The Albion head coach is on the verge of securing a top-ten finish and Williams is pushing for Pulis to be rewarded by the club’s owner Guochuan Lai.

Pulis met with Lai before Saturday’s 3-1 win over Arsenal and is understood to have also held initial discussions over the size of his budget for next season.

Albion spent £10million in January on Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore and funds will be made available again in the summer, with a central defender, striker and winger on the list of targets.

It represents a remarkable turnaround for the Welshman, 59, who was facing calls to be sacked from his own supporters at the start of the season. Albion are on course to beat their highest ever total of 49 points, achieved under Steve Clarke in the 2012/13 season, with nine games left to play.

Pulis said: “The game is all about results irrespective of what people do or don’t say. I have young managers ringing me up now and the advice is simple – you have to win games. 

Pulis got the better of old rival Arsene Wenger on Saturday Credit: Getty Images

“If you don’t win games you will get criticism. I’ve always been one that accepts that criticism.”

Pulis will also take his squad to Hong Kong and China in July after agreeing to play in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

Liverpool, Leicester and super-rich Chinese Super League team Shanghai SIPG are also poised to play in the biennial friendly tournament.