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Steve Bruce returns to management with West Brom job

Ann-Marie Donelan
Ann-Marie Donelan

08:08 3 Feb 2022


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Steve Bruce has been appointed as the new manager of West Bromwich Albion. 

The 61-year-old has been given an 18-month contract by the EFL Championship club.

The Baggies, who sit sixth in the Championship table, eight points from the automatic promotion places, sacked Valerian Ismael on Wednesday after just seven months in charge.

That was after a 2-0 away loss to Millwall.

Bruce had been out of management since October after leaving Newcastle where he spent just over two years in charge.

Bruce said he considered leaving management at the time such was the toll of the abuse he suffered during his time at St. James' Park.

 

Reacting to the announcement that he is to manage his eighth club in West Bom Bruce said;

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to manage a club that has such great history and tradition.

"It is a club I obviously know well from my time in the Midlands, and I am already relishing the challenge of taking it forward.

"I did not envisage I would return to management this quickly, but once I got the phone call from Ron [Gourlay], I knew I could not resist the challenge of getting this club back to where they want to be.

"I am coming in with one aim and that is to get Albion to the Premier League."

Bruce's first game in charge will be against Sheffield United on Wednesday 9 february.


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