Tony Pulis: 'I'm privileged to have good relationship with owners'

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis during the match against Southampton on December 29, 2012
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Tony Pulis says that he is "very privileged" to have support from the club's owners following Rafael Benitez's outburst at Chelsea.

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has insisted that he is "very privileged" to have a strong relationship with the club's owners following Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez's outburst.

The former Liverpool boss accused the West London outfit of making a "massive mistake" by giving him an interim title when he replaced Roberto Di Matteo in November.

"What goes on at Chelsea goes on at Chelsea, I can't control that," BBC Sport quotes Pulis as saying. "Every manager has a different relationship with chairmen. I'm very privileged to have the [Coates] family here, who are absolutely fantastic people."

Meanwhile, Pulis has claimed that defender Robert Huth 'let himself down' when he was given a three-match ban for violent conduct.

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