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Well connected Manchester United journalist – Steve Bruce has put himself forward for the job

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Steve Bruce is back making headlines.

Thirty three days since he was sacked by Newcastle United, the 60 year old now said to have identified the perfect role for his management return.

Andy Mitten is a very well connected Manchester United journalist and he has now reported that Steve Bruce has made it known that he is interested in being the replacement for the departed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

By sacking Solskjaer at this moment in time it is thought very unlikely that Man Utd could land a first choice long-term candidate, so an interim manager, until potentially / probably the end of the season, is thought the most likely option they will pursue.

Whilst a number of potential candidates are discussed by the media, Andy Mitten says (see below) that his information is that Steve Bruce is ‘very keen on the role’ at Old Trafford as interim manager.

The Manchester United journalist saying that Steve Bruce ‘believes he could help stabilise the dressing room’…

When Sol Campbell suggested (see below) Steve Bruce for Manchester United boss at the weekend, Newcastle fans were loving the though of it.

The thing is, as we found out during those long 27 months he was at St James Park, Steve Bruce has an incredible support network of journalists and pundits, who were all too willing to back him regardless of what the facts said. So you can just imagine them pushing something along the lines of ‘has never had the chance of a top job, Man Utd legend, great man manager, knows the club’…

The thing is, Manchester United have put themselves into a really tough position of letting Solskjaer go into another season and spending a fortune on players, only to sack him three months in (when top of their Champions League group and seventh in the table) and have a limited pool of suitable (and unsuitable!) candidates.

As we all know as Newcastle fans, Steve Bruce is deluded enough to think he is the right man for the job at Old Trafford, here’s hoping the Man Utd owners can be convinced!

Well connected Manchester United journalist Andy Mitten writing in The Athletic – 22 November 2021:

Who should be the next manager of Manchester United?

‘So, who could be that interim man?

It might be perfect for Ralf Rangnick, the 63-year-old German who has influenced many younger coaches, was so successful at RB Leipzig and helped form the concept of gegenpressing.

Ernesto Valverde did a superb job in Spain, especially with Athletic Bilbao. He also won three titles with Greece’s Olympiakos and two with Barcelona before being sacked last year.

Rudi Garcia, 57, coached the Lyon team who knocked out Manchester City of the Champions League the season before last, and helped develop Memphis Depay and the French club’s incredible young midfield.

Laurent Blanc, 56, is hugely experienced and now coaching in Qatar after four years away from management following his three years at PSG and two years with the French national team.

The Athletic also understands former United captain Steve Bruce, recently let go by Newcastle, would be very keen on the role, and believes he could help stabilise the dressing room.’

Sol Campbell speaking on PL Analysis TV about Manchester United sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:

“You know, it is a really sticky situation.

“Do they stick or move?

“If they are moving, it is costing them a lot of money, to move Ole on and bring somebody else in, it’s a lot of money.

“I know they have got a lot of money to go and spend…and you do have to look at the books [as well].

“Where they are…

“Is a Steve Bruce good, coming in?

“Just for kind of six months?”


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