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Pulis leaves as Stoke manager by mutual consent

Updated: May 21, 2013, 6:09 PM ET
Associated Press

STOKE, England -- Stoke says Tony Pulis left as manager by mutual consent Tuesday, ending his seven-year tenure at the Premier League club.

By guiding Stoke to a 13th-place finish this season, Pulis secured the team's status in England's top division for a fifth straight year. Still, he came under increasing criticism for failing to change its direct and physical style of play.

Pulis was the second longest-serving manager in the Premier League, behind Arsenal's Arsene Wenger, in the ...

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