Pulis ordered to pay former club Palace £3.4m
West Brom boss Tony Pulis has been ordered to pay his former club Crystal Palace £3.4million after a Premier League mediation panel ruled over a dispute about his contract.
Pulis earned a £2m 'survival bonus' for keeping Palace in the top flight at the end of the 2013/'14 season. The bonus wasn't due to be paid until the following season was under way, but Pulis asked for the payment to be given earlier and Palace owner Steve Parrish agreed.
However, Palace took the case to an independent mediation tribunal established under FA rules to avoid disputes ending up in court.
Palace claimed the bonus was dependent on the manager staying until the first competitive game of the season, against Arsenal on August 16, but he left the club two days earlier 'by mutual consent'.
The Welshman has also been fined a further £1m in damages and must also pay both sides' legal fees.
It is believed Pulis turned down the chance to settle the case.