Ex Latics manager Steve Bruce takes over at Hull City

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Former two time Latics manager Steve Bruce has been appointed the new manager of Championship outfit Hull City.  The club owners, who sacked manager Nick Barmby and football operations manager Adam Pearson last month see Bruce as the ideal man to bring back Premier League football on Humberside.

Bruce beat some rather impressive candidates to the job including Uwe Rosler, Mick McCarthy, Gary Megson and Billy Davies.

Assem and Ehab Allam are said to be delighted with their acquistion of Bruce who stated,

“I’m looking to bring back the Premier League days if we possibly can, that’s the reason I’m sitting here, for the challenge of it.  There were a few weeks of talks and negotiations and I’m now relishing the challenge of getting the club back to where it wants to be.’

Hull City will be the seventh club that Bruce has managed after spells at Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town, Wigan Athletic, twice, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City and Sunderland.

Bruce is also hoping to tie up the signing of former Latics and England striker Emile Heskey as team rebuilding starts with immediate effect.

The picture is the property of Sean Spencer of Hull News and Pictures Ltd.

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