Premier League: Tony Pulis feels Crystal Palace board deserves credit for league position
Tony Pulis is ready to share the credit with his board of directors if Crystal Palace secure Premier League survival.
Last Updated: 15/04/14 4:03pm
Palace had just seven points from 12 Premier League games when Pulis was appointed Ian Holloway's successor in November, but they go to Everton on Wednesday with a seven-point cushion on the bottom three.
Pulis has overseen nine wins in 21 league games and was last week tipped as a potential manager of the season by Aston Villa counterpart Paul Lambert.
But the Palace manager is keen to talk up the part played by co-owners Steve Parrish and Stephen Browett, and board members Martin Long and Phil Alexander.
"I'll be absolutely delighted if we can stay up," said Pulis. "Especially to do it for the supporters who have been excellent at the club, and the four directors have got to take a lot of credit.
"They've bought the club when it was in a lot of trouble and they've seen it through to promotion to the Premier League. And if we do it, they deserve a lot of credit too.
"Everton have been on a strong run but I don't really worry too much about them, all I care about is us and what we need to do to get a result."