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Steve Bruce Destined For the Top

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has told the press that he excepts that current manager Steve Bruce will one day leave the JJB and head up a top club, he told reporters:

'One day he will get a big-four job I realise that.

'Sooner or later one of the big four clubs will come for Steve, and he knows I would never stand in his way, no matter where he wanted to go.

'I have such high respect for him, and hopefully he has that for me and the club, and I'm sure he has.`


When asked about the current situation at Newcastle United and whether Bruce would be interested in going to manage at St.James` Park Whelan said:

'If Newcastle came, I think you would get Steve telling them what to do very quickly.

'I know Newcastle is where he comes from, and I know he did want to manage Newcastle at one time.

'But now, with what is going on up there, I think it would frighten a lot of people, and I'm sure it wouldn't excite him to go up there at present.

'If he did, he would be made welcome because he is such a great manager, but I
think when we lose him he will go to one of the big four.'


Whelan also spoke candidly about Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and questioned his motives for getting involved in Newcastle in the first place, Whelan said:

'I know Mike Ashley quite well as I was running JJB when he was with Sports Direct, and he is a bit unusual,' remarked Whelan.

'He is a very good retailer, but at managing a football club, no. Especially with him being a Tottenham supporter and then going up to Newcastle, a club that is a different kettle of fish to most in the land.

'The fans up there eat, breathe and live for one thing, and that is Newcastle United. Unless you put your whole heart into it, are a 100% Geordie and are backing them, then they will give you some stick.

'He has got it, and he deserves it.'



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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 17 2008

Time: 10:08PM

Your Comments

Whelan used to say the same stuff about Jewell. I hope that Brucie carries on the good work and stays where he is
worbo
Same with me i dn't think he will leave not quite yet maybe in a couple of years time. I dn't think he's even ready
Jonni_G
 

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