Pulis backs Hull boss Bruce for Manager of the Year

The Crystal Palace manager is considered one of the favourites for the accolade, but he feels his Tigers counterpart, along with Sean Dyche and Russ Wilcox should be recognised
Tony Pulis has thrown his support behind Hull City head coach Steve Bruce for the Premier League's Manager of the Year award.

5/2 Hull are 5/2 with William Hill to win the FA Cup this season
The Crystal Palace manager is thought to be among the front runners having rescued Crystal Palace and securing them in the Premier League for more than a season for the first time.

Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers, who has taken the Anfield club from seventh to a title challenge in the space of a season is also in the frame, but Pulis feels Hull's run to a first FA Cup final must not go unnoticed.

"For an unfashionable club like Hull, keeping them in the Premier League and then getting them to the FA Cup final is absolutely fantastic," he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

"Sean Dyche at Burnley and Russ Wilcox at Scunthorpe have done wonderfully as well.

"It is the mangers who haven’t got the resources that the other managers have got but who have been successful in their own ways.

"I think it is nice sometimes to look a little bit further than the people at the top of the tree."