By Chris Wright
An airbourne pig suddenly catches Tony’s eye
There’s nothing concrete as yet but Twitter is crawling this morn with whispers that Tony Pulis may have applied for the Athletic Bilbao job, which will become vacant when Marcelo Bielsa’s contract runs out at the end of the month.
This. Must. Happen.
Can you imagine: a group of players obsessively micro-managed by one of the game’s most studious coaches for the last two years suddenly having to answer to the man who once leapt naked from the Emirates showers just to headbutt James Beattie? Glorious!
By his own admission Pulis has spent a bit of time at Bilbao of late, visiting their academy with the plan to take inspiration and implement a similar system at Stoke’s footballing hatchery – though that all went up in smoke when he and the Potters parted ways last month – so who knows, there may just be some truth in it?
Dear Jebus in heaven. Please, please, please, please let Tony Pulis be announced as the new Athletic Bilbao manager come June 30th.