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Steve Bruce - 'Wigan Were The Best`

Former Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce looks back on his time in charge at the Latics with a great fondness and reflects that the team he assembled was probably the best one he ever managed.

Now he is at Sunderland of course and due to return to the DW Stadium on Saturday for the first time since he left in the summer but the former Manchester United player is happy to reminisce about his time in Lancashire and he spoke about the Latics to Sunderland`s official website.

Bruce says: 'I had a very, very good team there - for 12 months it was probably the best team I've ever managed, they were that good'

'From Christmas to Christmas we picked up something like 60 points and would have qualified for Europe.

'We had players like Palacios, Cattermole, Valencia, Heskey - top quality. They were a good team and I enjoyed working with them immensely.

'Maybe they didn't get all the big attention but they were excellent. At the time I needed a big challenge and that's exactly what it was.

'They were marooned at the bottom of the table when I joined and the players turned it around.'

I agree

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 26 2009

Time: 1:46PM

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Yep it was a very good team
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26/11/2009 13:49:00

shame we keep selling our best players.
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26/11/2009 14:06:00

maynor is next to be sold to sunderland.
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26/11/2009 16:25:00

i hope maynor to be sold to tottenham or manu.
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26/11/2009 22:00:00

spurs or man u might give us a decent price.
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27/11/2009 07:21:00


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