Date:Thursday November 26 2009
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.'
Vital Wigan are running a competition for three lucky members to receive a Latics WN1 T-Shirt signed by the boss himself Roberto Martinez.
So how do you get to win a T-Shirt signed by the gaffer? Simply answer the following question.
Where is the new Latics WN1 situated?
A - The Galleries
B - The Grand Arcade
C - The Royal Arcade
Send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org, be sure to mark your email T-Shirt comp, include your name and a postal address and T-Shirt size required (these will be passed onto Wigan Athletic who will distribute the prize) and Vital username.
Closing date is Friday 4th December 5pm
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Date:Thursday November 26 2009
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