Guardiola, Pulis and red wine: The Premier League's unlikely bromance
The two men faced off on Tuesday night for the second time this season08:56 Wednesday 17 May 2017, 8:56 17 May 2017
Pep Guardiola and Tony Pulis may have different footballing philosophies, but they can certainly agree on one thing - red wine.
Manchester City defeated West Brom 3-1 in the final game of the season at the Etihad Stadium. With Pablo Zabaleta's impending departure from the club, the team were in a celebratory mood honouring one of the club's longest servants.
After the game, an apologetic Guardiola came to his post-match press conference later than scheduled. He revealed that it was down to enjoying a glass of fine red wine with his opposite number.
Pep explains why he is late for his press conference: "Sorry I am late, but Tony Pulis is Tony Pulis and red wine is red wine."— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) May 16, 2017
The men who brought tiki-taka and Stoke City to the public's psyche clearly have a mutual fondness for each other. Their love of wine clearly helps the relationship.
Pulis is one of the most popular managers in the Premier League. This season he has taken West Brom to the top half of the table, and are on course to finish in ninth or tenth.
His love of a post-match glass of vino is well known. After Chelsea defeated West Brom last weekend to claim the Premier League title, Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves showed Pulis with Chelsea's Antonio Conte and Steve Holland enjoying a post-match get-together.
Antonio Conte enjoyed traditional post match drink with a gracious Tony Pullis. pic.twitter.com/2zp5qLN86t— Geoff Shreeves (@GeoffShreeves) May 12, 2017
The more that can be found out about Pulis' post-match wine ritual, the happier everyone will be.
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