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Bruce named as Sunderland manager

03 Jun 2009 18:27:35

Bruce named as Sunderland manager

Sunderland have confirmed Steve Bruce as their new manager.The Northumberland-born 48-year-old left Wigan and signed a three-year contract to succeed Ricky Sbragia, who stood down at the end of last season. Bruce has had previous spells managing Sheffield United, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace, Birmingham and Wigan - twice. "It's the perfect time," he said. "I've worked over 10 years for a chance like this. It's up to me to put a team on the pitch now. I can't wait to start." Bruce's second .... read more


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