The Head Coach Thread. in Boro Forum Posted May 31, 2019 1 hour ago, D.Z. said: Bryan Robson worked for years under arguably the greatest manager in modern football, Sir Alex Ferguson. Aitor Karanka worked for many years under Jose Mourinho. Jonathan Woodgate has worked under.....Tony Pulis. You simply can't compare them in my eyes. All those managers at the end of their tenures had fans openly calling for their heads. None of that solid reputation did anything to help them out at that juncture. JW was at Boro when Pulis was appointed by SG, he had no say, but I reckon it's still his fault he should have been giving pressers berating the manager that way we know for sure he was not tainted by Pulisball.