The long-term Potters manager is going to step down from his position.
There is shock news as Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is set to leave his position at the club after seven years in charge at the Britannia Stadium, reports the ITV website.
Pulis met with chairman Peter Coates to discuss his future at the Potters and it seems that they have decided to move in a new direction with a fresh approach.
A 1-1 draw with Southampton in the last game of the Premier League season on Sunday saw Stoke finish 13th in the league, meaning it is five consecutive seasons outside the bottom six for the side – the first time that has happened in their history.
Yet Pulis has been criticised in many quarters for his team’s over-physical approach in matches and a lack of creativity.
The club also went into their game with the Saints in the aftermath of a bizarre prank involving a pig’s head at the Potters’ training ground – which resulted in Kenwyne Jones breaking Glenn Whelan’s car window.
The pair have since settled their differences but were both left out of the squad for the final game of the season.
Pulis guided Stoke to promotion from the Championship in 2008 and since then has kept them in the top tier for five seasons running.
The 55-year-old also led the Staffordshire side to the FA Cup final in 2011 and despite a 1-0 loss to Manchester City ensured European football returned to the club for the first time since 1974.