Pulis or­dered to pay Crys­tal Palace £3.7m

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CAPE TOWN — West Bromwich Al­bion man­ager Tony Pulis has been or­dered to pay £3.7 mil­lion to Crys­tal Palace amid ac­cu­sa­tions that he acted fraud­u­lently when re­sign­ing from the club. A Premier League Man­ager's Ar­bi­tra­tion Tri­bunal ruled ear­lier this year that Pulis had to pay £3.7 mil­lion in dam­ages for the man­ner in which he left the club at the start of the 2014/15 sea­son. Ac­cord­ing to the BBC, Palace of­fi­cials say that Pulis left the club once re­ceiv­ing a £2 mil­lion bonus for sav­ing the club from rel­e­ga­tion af­ter he had com­mit­ted his future to the Ea­gles. Pulis de­nied de­ceiv­ing Palace owner, Steve Parish into pay­ing out the £2m bonus and chal­lenged the or­der in the High Court but a judge ruled against him. Sir Michael Bur­ton ruled that Pulis' ac­tions were 'dis­grace­ful' dur­ing and af­ter the lit­i­ga­tion in leav­ing the club and or­dered him to pay back the full bonus as well as the le­gal costs in­volved. The High Court heard that Pulis told owner, Parish that he needed the bonus to be paid ear­lier af­ter giv­ing the im­pres­sion that he was in fi­nan­cial dif­fi­culty as he needed the money to buy a plot of land for his new­ly­wed daugh­ter. Parish to­tally be­lieved this as he him­self had just at­tended the same wed­ding. The next day af­ter re­ceiv­ing the money though, Pulis told a stunned Parish that he in­tended to leave the club. Palace be­lieved that the 58-year-old man­age had agreed to take charge of a more lu­cra­tive role at West Bromwi c h Al­bion. — Sport24.

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