All together now: Tony Pulis the Manager of the Year

To be fair, this ditty is probably better than 90 per cent of the entries on last night’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Manager of the Year?

Manager of the Year?

Irish band the Corrigan Brothers have produced a jolly little number to coincide with the end of the football season and to back the strong claim that Tony Pulis has to being named Manager of the Year.

The Corrigan Brothers have charted all over the world with their international hit There’s No One As Irish As Barack O’Bama.

The Brothers have amassed tens of millions of You Tube hits as well as playing for the US President.

They say that they were inspired to write their latest song to show their support for Pulis as the end-of-season gongs are handed out.

Guitarist Brian Corrigan said, “What Tony Pulis has done this season to keep Palace up has been amazing, he had an impossible task when he joined in November and delivered five Premier League wins in a row on April 19. There is no better managerial performance in world football this year.”

Their tribute to Pulis is due to be released later this week, and the band say that they hope to get the chance to perform it to Pulis once he is named Manager of the Year.

The Corrigan Brothers: big fans of Tony Pulis

The Corrigan Brothers: big fans of Tony Pulis

Pulis’s claim to the Manager of the Year title has had the backing of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, but he will need to be judged against the competing claims of Manuel Pellgrini, who seems likely to see Manchester City to the Premier League title this afternoon, or Brendan Rodgers, who has revitalised Liverpool’s footballing traditions with great success.

Pulis, of course, has had to get by with a transfer budget equivalent to cost of a City left-back’s right foot, and a salary bill that is probably less than the Liverpool squad’s bar bill on a good Saturday night out.

Pulis took over a month after Ian Holloway left the club, with Palace rooted to the foot of the league table. Today they play their final game of the league season at Craven Cottage against relegated Fulham, secure in 11th place in the table on 44pts.

The Corrigan Brothers’ song includes lyrics such as:

Pelligrini’s done well
and so has Mourhino
but the Palace man
has been the real Hero

Listen to the song here…

 

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