The Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is not in danger of being sacked according to the chairman of the club Peter Coates. Stoke City have been on an extremely poor run of form over the last few months, which has seen them take just one win in the last nine matches.

As a result, there has been talk of the Stoke City manager Tony Pulis leaving the club. Pulis is the only manager in top-flight to have not suffered a relegation with a club. The chairman has said that the team is clearly going through a bad run of form, but it is not something that will cost the manager his job.

The 2-1 win over Reading is the only league victory that the club has achieved in the 2013 calendar year. Despite this, they sit in the 11th position in the table due to several draws along the way. The chairman Coates has said that he is satisfied with the performance of his players. He has also recalled how the team performed in the second half against Fulham to back this claim. Pulis has been at Stoke City for seven years, and he has managed to get the club promoted and become an established Premier league team during this period.

“We are clearly having a bad run and not playing well but I think these are fine margins. We did enough in the second half at Fulham to get something out of the game and I didn’t think we deserved to lose against West Ham. If your team is not doing well, your crowd gets restive. It’s no different in Stoke than anywhere else. Our current squad is the best we’ve had and to me that represents progress. Tony has been here seven years and I think fair-minded Stoke supporters would think they were seven good years,” said Coates.