Where is Steve Bruce now?
Considered as one of the best defenders of the 80’s and 90’s to never win an England cap, former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce retired from his illustrious career in 1998 whilst in a player manager role at Sheffield United.
Bruce only lasted one year in this job and then had a number of managerial jobs over the next three years including Huddersfield, Crystal Palace and Wigan Athletic before finally taking charge of Birmingham City in 2001.
He stayed at Birmingham City until he returned to Wigan Athletic in 2007 after the club were taken over by Carson Yeung.
Bruce had two good years at Wigan but in May 2009 he was allowed to talk to Sunderland about the vacant manager’s job and then subsequently joined them.
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Unfortunately Steve Bruce was sacked at the end of 2011 after a run of poor results and replaced by Martin O’Neill but he wasn’t away from football long as he joined Hull City in June 2012.
An extremely successful campaign in 2012-13 saw Steve Bruce steer Hull City to automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Unfortunately after two seasons in the Premier League, Hull City were relegated to the Championship on the last day of the season after they failed to beat Bruce’s former side Manchester United.
Bruce led his Hull City side to promotion to the Premier League once again in 2015-16 via the play offs but left the club before the season started after being left disillusioned by the board’s lack of investment despite a huge injury list.
Days prior to his departure from Hull City, Steve Bruce was interviewed for the vacant England manager’s job which eventually went to Sam Allardyce.
In October 2016, Bruce was back in football management when he was unveiled as the new manager of struggling Championship side Aston Villa.
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Steve Bruce: Premier League Statistics
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