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Bruce to Wigan?


Wigan have confirmed tonight that they are in talks to bring Steve Bruce to the club to replace manager Chris Hutchings who was sacked earlier this month.
Afer offering the job to former manager Paul Jewell, Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is hoping to take advantage of Steve Bruce’s uncertainty with regard to his future at Birmingham following the takeover by Carson Yeung.
Bruce recently admitted that he was unhappy at Yeung’s apparent reluctance to offer him a new deal and Bruce admitted he didn’t know where he stood as manager after the takeover.
However, Blues chairman David Gold says the club would be devestated to lose Bruce and says they will be doing all they can to hang on to their manager.
Bruce briefly managed Wigan for just seven weeks back in 2001 before Paul Jewell took over, and he is no stranger to controversy, having infuriated Crystal Palace and chairman Simon Jordan when he left them after just four months to take over at St. Andrews.
Now, with a lack of backing from the new Blues owner, Bruce may well be tempted to walk away from St. Andrews to a club which will welcome him with open arms, albeit depending on whether he can get results on the pitch.

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