Pulis left the Eagles just before the start of the 2014-15 season after falling out with the club board, mainly due to Palace’s transfer strategy. The 56-year-old demanded more control over player decisions, per the Guardian’s Peter Lansley, and was upset over a lack of quality arrivals in the summer window.
Strange that he would join West Brom, given their structure—unless they change the structure, he will not have the power over transfers he craved at Crystal Palace. Perhaps it was only that Pulis wanted more support and he has been promised that at West Brom.
Good signing though for West Brom. He’ll keep them in the league, at a minimum.