Steve Bruce Sacked at Sunderland

Steve Bruce has been sacked as manager of Sunderland Football Club.

Bruce managed Sunderland from June, 2009. As manager, his win percentage was 29%, which was his worst record as a manager during his career. The final nail in the coffin seemed to be the home loss against Wigan Athletic last Saturday where Sunderland gave a dreadful performance and lacked organization against one of the worst teams in the league. This is despite the fact that Sunderland has spent large sums of money in the previous transfer windows and were tipped by many to be a candidate to qualify for Europe this season.

“It is my job to act in the best interests of our football club and I can assure everyone that this is not a decision that I have taken lightly,” Sunderland chairman Ellis Short said.

“Sadly results this season have simply not been good enough and I feel the time is right to make a change.”

Sunderland’s next game is against Wolverhampton Wanderers (Sunday, 11am ET/4pm GMT).

Now that Bruce has become the first manager of the season to get the sack in the Premier League, who do you think will replace him?

7 thoughts on “Steve Bruce Sacked at Sunderland”

  1. I wonder if Mr. Short will try and implement the so called “Rooney Rule” and at least interview some minority candidates for the job instead of handing over the job to one of the usual coaching retreads.

  2. I don’t Mark Hughes replacing him. He walked away from Fulham because he wanted to coach a bigger club and I think Sunderland would be a step down from Fulham. My guess is Martin O’Niell.

  3. For Sunderland’s sake, it shouldn’t be Hughes: he is a preacher of the good ol’ fashioned “kick and run” style of football, played back in 1872. Sunderland were already a “kick and run” team under Bruce; I am not sure if they need more of the same…

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