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Birmingham's Bruce era to end

Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce will be named Wigan manager early next week, according to reports.

It has been widely reported that Bruce will treble his earnings by signing a 45,000-a-week deal to move to Wigan - a move that will be completed when their owner Dave Whelan returns from Dubai.

Whelan claimed that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson considers Bruce and Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes to be the two best young managers in the game, and what they learned from the legendary Scottish manager has helped them become as good as they are.

Whelan was quoted by as saying: "Steve is enthusiastic and just what we need. Whenever I speak with Sir Alex Ferguson - who I regard as 'The Master' - he always says two of the best young bosses around are Steve Bruce and Mark Hughes.

"They played under Fergie at Old Trafford, they always give 100 per cent and, if your head is screwed on like theirs is, you can't help but learn from the great man."

Birmingham are expected to allow Bruce to move due to the question marks hanging over the future due to the prospective takeover by Carson Yeung. However, it has also been suggested Bruce may face a fight to take assistant boss Eric Black with him to the JJB Stadium.

Birmingham are expected to receive around 3million in compensation if Bruce does sign the deal and bring the curtain down on his six-year spell at St Andrews.

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Date:Saturday November 17 2007

Time: 4:27PM

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treble his earnings - so that's why he's going there :-)
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17/11/2007 21:17:00

I suppose he's taken you "as far as he can", aint that the line they always trot out? Really, will you miss him?
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17/11/2007 22:19:00

We won't miss him no but would we like him to stay of course. I don't know what Whelan thinks Bruce is he's certainly no messiah that'll always have a charm wereby he won't be relegated as we got relegated with him in charge. If I was a Wigan fan I could understand their dissapointment as Bruce would not be a fans favourite.
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18/11/2007 08:35:00

The real question is - who will want to come to you until the Yeung thing is sorted out - if it is! Lol - If Yeung does complete hasn't he stated he'd like a chinese first 11? League two football here you come!
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18/11/2007 11:42:00

We he be shown as much loyalty at Wigan like sullivan has done with him. Look at Hutchings a few bad results and he was out!!
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18/11/2007 11:45:00

hahahahahahahahahahah hilarious.
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18/11/2007 16:47:00

As a Villa supporter I wish Bruce the best of luck and hope he returns to St Andrews soon.
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19/11/2007 12:04:00

Fair play to Bruce, jumping ship before your inevitable relegation! Wise move.
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20/11/2007 13:21:00

treble his weren't paying him that much talks clearly................
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20/11/2007 16:03:00


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