Tony Pulis walked out on Crystal Palace in August 2014
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tony Pulis has been ordered to pay £3.5 million after losing his case with Crystal Palace over a relegation survival payment, according to Sky Sports News.
The 58-year-old, currently in charge of West Brom, walked out on Palace in August 2014, reportedly due to disagreements concerning player recruitment.
He was hired midway through the 2013/14 Premier League season, and guided the Eagles to safety in the top flight.
Pulis was rewarded with a reported £2 million payment for securing survial, which was paid earlier than expected after the manager asked for it to be moved forward.
Following the Welshman’s exit from Selhurst Park, Palace took the case to mediation under an independent tribunal, convened by the Premier League and brought under Football Association rules aimed at preventing disputes ending up in the courts.
The tribunal has reportedly been found in favour of the South London club, with an extra £1 million fine from the Premier League added on top of the return of the bonus payment.
The confidential status of the tribunal means that no party involved is allowed to comment at this moment in time.