Tony Pulis has been ordered to pay his former club Crystal Palace £3.7m by a High Court judge, Sky Sports reports. The West Brom manager had gone to the High Court to challenge a decision by a Premier League Managers’ Arbitration Tribunal to pay Palace damages after his departure in August 2014.
The dispute centred on the payment of a £2m bonus for keeping Palace in the Premier League and remaining employed by the club until 31 August 2014. Pulis contended that the original verdict was unfair but Judge Sir Michael Burton has upheld it.
He said: “I enforce the award and the final award both as to the liquidated damages for £1.5m in respect of the repudiation, and also in respect of the £2.276m damages for deceit plus the interest and costs awarded.