Pulis facing Stoke axe after Man United game?

Tony Pulis could face the axe at Stoke if they lose heavily to Man United on Sunday, reports The Sun.

The 55-year-old’s seven year run at the Britannia Stadium could be coming to an end if the Potters aren’t able to turn around their ailing fortunes, and it is thought that his future could be decided within the next 48 hours.

Should a heavy result ensue, it is thought Pulis could become the second manager in recent weeks to lose his job after a defeat to United, after Martin O’Neill suffered a similar fate at Sunderland.

The Sun reports that morale at the club is at an all-time low, and one win from 13 games has sent the club’s board into a real panic about how to best ensure Premier League survival.

After the United game, however, the club face fellow relegation strugglers QPR, Norwich and Sunderland – a run of games which must surely offer hope that survival is still a viable target.

Stoke sit just three points above the drop zone, but FA Cup finalists Wigan have a game in hand – meaning they could draw level with the Potters should they win that game.

Were that scenario to happen, it would put Sunderland in the drop zone, with Aston Villa still also in trouble. The Villans themselves recorded a 3-1 win at the Britannia Stadium last week.

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