TONY PULIS will be presented with a managerial award next month - less than a month after being sacked by West Brom.
The 59-year-old paid the price for a miserable run of results on Monday afternoon.
After just two victories in 21 matches and 10 games without a win the Baggies board decided to end his near three-year reign at The Hawthorns.
However, during that run the Welshman did surpass an impressive landmark back in September.
The 1-1 draw against his former club Stoke City was his 1,000 game as a manager.
And the League Managers' Association will present him with an award on December 7.
The LMA have decided to honour him at a lavish awards dinner in London.
Peter Coates, the chairman of Stoke and a close-friend of Pulis, is expected to attend as his guest.
The ex-Newcastle and Crystal Palace chief has been out of work since he was sacked by the Eagles last December.
But he fits the criteria that West Brom are looking for and has vast experience of the Premier League.
Sam Allardyce is not believed to be interested in the Hawthorns vacancy while the club have dismissed their interest in Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill.
New West Brom owner Guochuan Lai is determined not to rush his first managerial appointment since buying the Baggies last year.
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