Manager sackings depress Bruce

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has expressed his dismay at the recent spate of managerial dismissals.

Last Updated: 13/05/14 at 15:42 Post Comment

Steve Bruce: Disturbed by the high turnover of managers

Steve Bruce: Disturbed by the high turnover of managers

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Bruce is preparing for Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal and is determined to enjoy every minute of it considering the precarious nature of being a boss.

On the back of Tim Sherwood's departure from Tottenham, coming soon after Pepe Mel's exit from West Brom, Bruce said: "I never thought I'd see the day but it's now becoming like it is in Europe or South America - in fact it's probably worse now.

"We keep getting told the average lifespan (for a manager) is 13 months and another good young manager has just lost his job. From the outside I don't know how much more he could have done. In terms of results he's been terrific.

"I've been in management for 15 years now and two or three people have lost their jobs in the last 48 hours so I'm going to take a deep breath and enjoy the occasion."

Early indications suggest Bruce will have no fresh injuries for the Wembley showdown with Arsene Wenger's team and he acknowledges he faces one of the toughest decisions of his managerial career to pick his starting line-up.

The former Manchester United defender said: "When it comes to such a big game I'll have to weigh it up and make sure everybody's in the right frame of mind. Physically they have all got to be 100 per cent.

"It's a new experience for me as a manager and it's a wonderful achievement for the club and the city. It's a working class city and if we can bring the cup back and give it something to shout about it would be terrific."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

England name team to face Norway and John Stones will start

John Stones has been named in England’s starting line-up for Wednesday night’s friendly against Norway.

International friendly: England v Norway preview

Team news for Wednesday's international friendly clash between England and Norway at Wembley (kick-off 8pm).

England captain Wayne Rooney 'looks chubby', says Norway's Vegard Forren

Norway defender Vegard Forren says England captain Wayne Rooney “looks a bit chubby”.

Mail Box

Reasons To Feel Positive At Spurs...

They didn't complete any big deals on deadline day, but that doesn't mean Spurs fans should be down about their hopes this season. Plus, United fans say farewelbz...

Danny Welbeck - Yes, No And Maybe

And understandably busy Mailbox with the instant reactions with those happy and sad on their club's transfer dealings. On Welbeck, Arsenal, United, Spurs and loans...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property