Neil Lennon has praised West Brom manager Tony Pulis for his handling of a recent hoax call – but insists the prankster sounded nothing like him.
A practical joker – who pulled the phone stunt on Thursday night – managed to convince Pulis that he was in fact Bolton boss Lennon.
Speaking in a Northern Irish accent, the red-headed caller discussed with the unsuspecting Pulis the possibility of taking WBA defender Gareth McAuley on loan at the Trotters.
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In today’s press conference ahead of their match against Watford, Lennon joked about the call – insisting the accent could have been a bit better.
He said: “He took it very, very well.
“It is funny, but it’s also a very dangerous precedent. I think he took it a loot better than I probably would have done.
“I’m surprised because the guy didn’t sound anything like me. Although, he did look like me.”
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