Tony Pulis was sacked as West Brom boss on Monday
Monday, November 20, 2017
The 59-year-old Welshman was axed by the Baggies on Monday, after a 4-0 defeat to Chelsea left the team just one point above the relegation zone and without a win in 11 games in all competitions.
Pulis endured a nightmare end to last season and his start to the new campaign has been equally grim – Albion have won just twice this term, making it two wins in his last 21 Premier League matches.
However, Barton claims Pulis’ track record of keeping teams in the top flight means he will likely have another job before the end of the season.
“Tony will be back in a job,” Barton told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“He’s got the same thing Sam Allardyce has where, if you can’t manage the sides that finish in the top six or compete for trophies, it’s almost as good to be someone who keep sides up, because you will continuously get work.
“If another club is in a predicament in January, he’ll be back in a job
“I like him, I like what he’s about. I don’t necessarily agree with the way he plays football all the time, but he will keep you in the league.
“He’ll be back in another job before the end of a season.”
Asked if that would be at West Ham to replace the seemingly already under-pressure David Moyes, he added: “Looking at West Ham’s next three games, yeah, it could be!”