TONY PULIS insists that Crystal Palace's survival has not been about individuals, amid talk that he could be a contender for the Premier League manager of the year. Since his arrival at Selhurst Park, Pulis has transformed the Eagles' fortunes, guiding them from relegation favourites to surprise contenders for a top ten finish. Five wins in a row have guaranteed that Palace will survive in the top flight for the first time since the Premier League's inception in 1992, with the Eagles boss being tipped as a contender for the managerial accolade, alongside Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and Everton manager Roberto Martinez. However, he says the praise should go to everyone at the club, adding that the players, management, board and fans all deserve credit for Palace's remarkable turnaround. "It is not about individuals," he said. "Everyone has got together and we have got everyone on board in the same direction. "I am very proud and very pleased with the achievement." And as for being a potential contender for manager of the year, Pulis says he will let other people talk up his chances. "It is nice," he said. "No one would be more pleased than myself if it happened, but I will let other people involved in football talk about that. "It is not down to one person, and a lot of the credit goes to the chairman and directors who have backed us and the players who have been fantastic."
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