West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has insisted that he did not shake hands Mark Hughes following the win over Stoke City as Mark Hughes did not stick around on the touchline.
Tensions have been brewing between the two camps following Saido Berahino‘s drawn-out transfer to the bet365 Stadium, which took another twist on Friday as it emerged he had failed a drugs test while at Albion.
Hughes admitted after Saturday’s 1-0 loss that he was aggrieved not to have been offered Pulis’s hand on the touchline, having disagreed on a number of incidents during the Premier League clash.
“I didn’t see [Pulis] to shake his hand,” he told reporters. “I was on the touchline for quite some time. He didn’t shake my hand before the game either.
“I would have thought, being a guest of the club, he would have welcomed me to the club. Perhaps he doesn’t like shaking hands? I have no idea.
Pulis had a different view on the incident, however, saying: “I shook hands with [Stoke coach] Eddie [Niedzwiecki] and Mark was walking away towards their supporters so that was that.”