Sunderland ace Cattermole sticks up for manager Bruce after Whelan attack

24 November 2009 11:48
[LNB]Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has defended boss Steve Bruce after he was criticised by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan.[LNB]The Latics supremo, who hired Bruce in 2007 before the former Manchester United defender's summer switch to the Stadium of Light, claimed his ex-boss made 'dodgy signings' and left the club ' weak in reserves' after their humiliating 9-1 defeat at Spurs on Sunday.[LNB]But Cattermole has leaped to his manager's defence.[LNB] Why me? Steve Bruce has been criticised by former chairman Dave Whelan[LNB]He said: 'I like Dave Whelan. I think he's a good chairman - a footballing chairman.[LNB]'But I don't understand where he is coming from with this.[LNB]'When you look at the guys Steve bought for Wigan, you just can't argue with his record - Wilson Palacios, Antonio Valencia - they were sold for big, big money.[LNB] Bemused Black Cat: Cattermole doesn't understand Whelan's comments[LNB]'Not everyone's going to be a big hit but I can't understand Dave Whelan attacking the gaffer.[LNB]'I think he is just trying to take the heat off the new manager.[LNB]'You look at the signings the gaffer made at Wigan and to be honest I thought they were all good.'[LNB] Harry Redknapp prepares £6m Anton Ferdinand rescue bid after Steve Bruce removes defender from long-term Sunderland plansEmbarrassed Wigan players vow to refund fans after 9-1 thrashing at Spurs Bent should go to the World Cup with England, says Sunderland ace Cana SUNDERLAND FC

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