Former Manchester United Premier League winning captain Steve Bruce has become manager of Hull City following the sacking of Nick Barmby.
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Negotiations with owners Assem and Ehab Allam had been rather protracted and it had been thought that those talks were set to fall by the wayside. The man who was sacked by Sunderland in October of last season, has been without a job since, but has now signed a three year contract with the Tigers.
Former Hull City star Bryan Hughes has given his seal of approval to the club’s acquisition of Bruce by stating: “I think it’s a fantastic appointment, I really do. He’s shown what his capabilities are as a manager and he’s done it at the top level as well as getting promotion from this division.
“When I played under him he just gave everyone a belief that they could do well and he’s great to work with. I think Hull have done really well to get him. It’s a real coup.”
Hull finished eighth in last season’s nPower Championship and with one of the biggest budgets in the division and promotion will be a minimum requirement for Bruce at the end of the 2012/’13 league season.