Thu 12 Oct 2023, 10:59 · Ash Harrison

Steve Bruce tipped for return to football management after a year out of the game

Steve Bruce tipped for return to football management after a year out of the game
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Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Former Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has now been tipped with a return to management a year after he was sacked as manager of West Bromwich Albion.

Steve Bruce is hardly the most popular figure on Tyneside. In fact, I'll probably get stick from fans for writing this article at all as many would rather we never mention his name again and move on from those dark times - I get it, but this is just too beautiful to ignore.

It wasn't just how poor Bruce was as a manager, it was his personality that rubbed Newcastle fans up the wrong way. Nothing was ever his fault, and, on a personal note, the way he never let an interviewer finish a question before starting his answer really made my teeth itch.

Since leaving Newcastle, Steve Bruce moved on to West Brom where he lasted just 32 games after only winning eight and losing 12. Proving to his pundit mates that being a nice man isn't conducive to being a good manager and therefore shouldn't make you immune to criticism.

Steve Bruce
How IS that bacon?

Now though, League Two side Gillingham have recently parted company with their manager Neil (not Patrick) Harris and currently favourite to take over is Steve Bruce according to the Shields Gazette.

Personally, I hope this is true as the man who kept insisting he was the right man for Newcastle then went on to prove that he couldn't even cut it in the Championship, so I can't wait to see what he does in League Two. Maybe he'll finally find his level after over 1000 games.

Bruce has hinted at retirement in the past though, after leaving Newcastle and then again saying that the role at West Brom would be his last, but could he be tempted for one last ride ... again?

I wonder how Gillingham fans are feeling about this news.