TONY PULIS has gone to war with his own chairman over West Brom’s transfer dealings.
Pulis opened up on his frustrations in a summer where Albion have struggled to land big-name reinforcements.
The Baggies boss hit back at chairman John Williams by insisting he did NOT sign the players he wanted in the summer.
And he risked a further clash with Williams by claiming Wales star Hal Robson-Kanu – a last-gasp deadline-day recruit – was not one of his targets.
He said: “He (Hal) wasn’t one of my main targets.
“He was available at the end and we thought he would be a good acquisition.
“But to say he was one of the marquee signings would be wrong. We’d have signed him at the beginning of the transfer window if he was.”
Albion broke their transfer record to sign Tottenham’s Nacer Chadli for £13m while QPR winger Matt Phillips and Watford defender Allan Nyom also arrived.
Everton youngster Brendan Galloway joined on loan before free agent Robson-Kanu was also snapped up.
Yet Pulis – who has entered the final year of his contract – is frustrated more was not done to strengthen.
Williams exposed divisions with Pulis in a statement issued after the deadline claiming the club had met the Welshman’s demands.
But Pulis branded his comments ‘wrong’ and said they weren’t the players he wanted to bring in.
The low-key additions represent a false dawn to the new era at The Hawthorns.
Pulis – who quit Crystal Palace on the eve of the 2014-15 season over a similar dispute – says he won’t walk away and plans talks with owner Guochuan Lai once his £200m takeover is completed.
He said: “The important thing is we have some direction. With the new owners coming in it’s important they set their stall out and decide which way they want the football club to go.
“That is very important and then you move on from there. It’s no good me talking about my future. I don’t determine my future, other people do.”