Premier League: Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis begins new role

Tony Pulis: First day on the job

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Tony Pulis has arrived at the Crystal Palace training ground as he takes on the challenge of keeping the club in the Premier League.

Keith Millen took temporary charge in the wake of Ian Holloway's resignation as manager and he led the club to just their second league win of the season as they beat Hull City 1-0 at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

Former Stoke boss Pulis was confirmed as Palace's permanent manager just before the game after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal and he is ready for the task that lies ahead.

"I will enjoy it. It's a new challenge and it's going to be difficult," he told Sky Sports News.

"Everybody knows that it it's a new challenge and a fresh start."

Pulis has worked with Millen before and although he stopped short of confirming he would be offered a place on his coaching staff, he hinted that would be the case.

"I spoke to Keith last week quite a few times. I was in touch with him Friday and Saturday, some parts during the game," added Pulis.

Pulis begins life at Palace

"I have known Keith for a while and I signed him at Bristol City. He is a very competent lad and I will look forward to working with him, as well as everyone else at the club.

"I will decide what I do when I get my feet under the table, but as I say, I have signed him before. Another mistake of mine!"

Pulis has never been relegated during 21 years as a manager and Palace chairman Steve Parish will hope he works his magic once more at Selhurst Park.

Watch Tony Pulis' first press conference as Crystal Palace manager from 4pm on Sky Sports News HD.