Assistant manager joins the Pulis coaching team

Tony Pulis has named Mike Trusson as his assistant manager.

Trusson has worked with Pulis at several clubs and, most recently, at West Brom.

As a player, Trusson made more than 400 professional appearances over a 20-year period, beginning in 1976 at Plymouth and including spells with Brighton, Rotherham, Sheff U, Gillingham and, finally, at Bournemouth.

Trusson, 61, told the club website today: “I’m delighted and massively looking forward to it, it’s a great challenge.

“I’ve known Tony for a long time, we played against each other as players and got to know each other through kicking each other really.

“We both moved to Gillingham at the same time, then Tony went to be assistant at Bournemouth and eventually became manager when Harry Redknapp left. Then he asked me to come over and I became youth coach and then first team coach at Bournemouth.

“I’ve worked for him as a scout at pretty much every club he’s been at, then I got the call asking if I wanted to be assistant manager at Sheffield Wednesday. It’s a great club and I’m really looking forward to it.”

He added: “I was working as a European scout for Celtic and I was enjoying that but when you get this opportunity at such a great, historical club like Sheffield Wednesday, it was a no-brainer.”

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