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Gary Megson would have kept the West Brom up says Tony Pulis

Tony Pulis believes if Albion handed Gary Megson The Hawthorns job for a second time back in 2017, the club would have remained in the Premier League.

Tony Pulis employed Gary Megson as his assistant at Albion in 2017 after a five-year break from the game

Megson, who took the Baggies from the brink of slipping into the third tier to promotion at the start of the millennium, returned to football in 2017 following a five-year absence from the game.

Having spent 221 games in charge at the club, winning two promotions, Pulis brought Megson back as his assistant after the departure of long time coach David Kemp.

Then following a difficult start to the season, Megson was handed the job on a caretaker basis after Pulis left the club.

Speaking on part two of his interview on the E&S Baggies Broadcast podcast, Pulis revealed how he recommended Megson for the job.