Steve Bruce is a rare breed in modern soccer – a man whose managerial career stands up to the incredible achievements
experienced as a player.
As a dominant centre-back, the now 53-year-old won FA Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup, League Cup and Premier League honours, making over 300 appearances in the process.
As a manager, Bruce started out at Sheffield United, followed by short spells at Huddersfield Town, Wigan Athletic and
Crystal Palace. In recent years he returned to Wigan and also oversaw Sunderland’s Barclays Premier League survival.
But it was at Birmingham City in 2001 where he really made his name, (twice) guiding the Blues to promotion into the
Premier League; and he repeated that feat last season with Hull City.
The Tigers this season sit comfortably in mid- table having already taken the scalps of Newcastle United and Liverpool.