Bruce's future uncertain

18 October 2006 08:17
Boss Steve Bruce faces crunch talks with the Birmingham City board following Tuesday's dismal 1-0 home defeat to Norwich City, but he has vowed not to quit. The Blues dropped to ninth place in the Championship and 11 points behind leaders Cardiff City after new Canaries boss Peter Grant guided his side to maximum points at St Andrew's. And, with only two points from a possible 15 available, Bruce is aware that he will have to discuss the club's disappointing form with Blues' co-owner David Sullivan and chairman David Gold. He said: "Will my position be under threat? You've got to ask other people that. Whatever happens, I've had five wonderful years so you will have to ask other people that. "Do I anticipate speaking to David Gold and David Sullivan over the next couple of days? I would think so. I think that is a possibility. "I speak to them all the time. Every day I speak to Mr Sullivan. I am sure Wednesday won't be any different." Bruce added: "As the manager you take the brunt of it when things go wrong, take it on the chin and then dust yourself down and go again - if you can. "Unless you are someone like Mr Wenger, Mr Ferguson or Mr Mourinho, you have to expect that this is going to happen. It is not always going to be a bed of roses and at the moment it certainly isn't. "But I made that decision in the summer with the board that I wanted to try and build a new team here and I do believe, despite how bad we were against Norwich, that there will be a lot of good players here in the future with the youngsters we've got. "I'll go again and, just because I've had a horror night, it is not in my nature to walk away and quit, that's for sure. I won't be doing that."

Source: ESA

World Cup Group G

Pos Team Pld Pts
- Belgium 0 0
- Panama 0 0
- Tunisia 0 0
- England 0 0