How Tony Pulis' record compares to Middlesbrough's past sacked managers - and what it could say about his future

Tony Pulis' future at Middlesbrough has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks - but do the history books suggest he will soon depart?

Thursday, 21st March 2019, 8:15 am
Updated Thursday, 21st March 2019, 8:18 am
How does Tony Pulis' record compare to his Middlesbrough predecessors?
How does Tony Pulis' record compare to his Middlesbrough predecessors?

After four games without a win, the Boro manager's future has been called into question with the Teessiders now looking to cling on to a play-off place. And with his role the subject of plenty of speculation, we took a dive into the history books to see how Pulis' last ten results compare with those of Boro's previously sacked managers to see if they offer an any clues on his future. Scroll down and click through the pages to see how Pulis' predecessors fared in their final ten games - and how their record compared to the Welshman:

Chalrton's reign at Middlesbrough came to a disappointing end, as he racked up just three draws during his final ten games as manager. The other seven games ended in defeat, meaning he secured just three points.
Murdoch (front row, first left) had an even worse end to his managerial tenure at Boro - picking up just two points in his final ten games as his side endured a torrid start to the campaign.

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While he enjoyed great success elsewhere in his career, Allison's time at Middlesbrough was short-lived and he was let go after securing just five points from ten games - which included seven defeats.
Maddren enjoyed a fairly strong end to his time at Middlesbrough - securing 10 points in his final ten outings - but that wasn't enough for him to avoid the sack.
Middlesbrough sacked Rioch as they hovered just above the Second Division relegation zone, having picked up only seven points from two games.
Lawrence's departure by mutual consent came after a fairly impressive run of form, which saw Boro pick up four wins and rack-up 14 points during his final ten games in charge.
We're classing the appointment of Terry Venables as the end of Robson's reign, and that came after a run of eight defeats and just four points from ten games.
Southgate enjoyed a strong end to his time at Middlesbrough, earning 14 points and four triumphs in his last ten games, but was still handed the chop.
The Scot may have picked up ten points during his final ten games at the Riverside Stadium, but that wasn't enough to spare him the sack.
A ten-point haul from his final ten games wasn't enough for Mowbary, with seven draws in his final fixtures proving key to his departure.
The Spaniard saw his Middlesbrough reign come to an abrupt end after picking up just nine points in his final ten games - while Boro suffered five defeats during that period too.
Despite securing 18 points during his final 10 games in charge, Monk was sacked by Middlesbrough after his appointment proved unpopular.
Pulis has picked up 11 points from his last ten games, which suggests he may remain at the club for now - with Middlesbrough having only sacked a manager with a better record than Pulis on three occasions.