Wigan face battle to keep Bruce as Sunderland line up Toon mad boss
27 May 2009 08:40
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Wigan fear Sunderland are poised to make their first move for manager Steve Bruce to replace Ricky Sbragia as manager.
Bruce has emerged as one of Niall Quinn and Ellis Short's first choices for the vacancy at the Stadium of Light but Wigan's £3million compensation could kill any deal.
Quinn and new owner Short are still drawing up a short list for the vacancy and Bruce is one of the most experienced Premier League managers who could be available.
Gordon Strachan, Jurgen Klinsmann and Frank Rijkaard are other names under consideration by the ambitious Stadium of Light board.