Pulis - No contract talks
Stoke boss Tony Pulis has no plans to open talks over a new long-term deal at the Britannia Stadium.
Last Updated: 12/05/09 1:12pm
Stoke boss Tony Pulis is happy to continue on his 12-month rolling contract and has no plans to open talks over a new long-term deal.
Reports suggested that the Potters boss was due to be rewarded with a three-year contract after securing the club's top-flight status for another season with Saturday's 2-1 success at Hull City.
But Pulis is happy with his current arrangement and insists he has not even discussed plans for the 2009/10 campaign with chairman Peter Coates, never mind his own future.
"I haven't sat down with Peter to talk fully about next season, never mind talk about any three-year contract," Pulis told The Sentinel.
"I'm on a rolling contract as things stand and I'm quite happy with that arrangement. It suits me and seems to suit Peter that way.
"I have the best chairman in the world, so I don't have to be looking over my shoulder at my contract situation all the time."
Pulis has confirmed that he plans to bring new faces to the Britannia Stadium over the summer as he looks to establish Stoke in English football's elite division.
And he insisted that any new arrivals would have to understand the team spirit which played such a crucial role in helping the Potters defy the odds and avoid an immediate return to the Championship.
Pulis added: "We've had a lot of players recommended to us, so over the next four or five weeks I'll be trying to get out there to see if they are worth following up.
"By staying up in the top league, I'm hoping it will help us to bring in that touch of extra quality we want, whether it be from England or abroad.
"I've always said I have no problem bringing in a player from abroad, providing you can be as satisfied as you possibly can be that he has the right character, as well as the right ability.
"I think everyone has seen just how important the right personalities are from what our lads have achieved this season. You couldn't do it if you had any mouldy buns in the bread basket."
Meanwhile, popular defender Abdoulaye Faye claimed after the emotional victory at the KC Stadium that he was ready to commit his long-term future to the club.
Faye said: "I stay at Stoke City forever. I think this is the best time of my career. Now it is party time.
"At Bolton everybody loved me, but this is the best for me. I like Stoke and I'm very happy. The fans love me and I love the fans."