Steve Bruce interested in being Manchester United interim manager, son confirms

By Stephen Killen

Alex Bruce, son of former Manchester United defender Steve Bruce, has told club fans to "watch this space" amid his father's interest in the interim manager role.

Bruce was sacked by Newcastle United after the Saudi-led takeover at St James' Park, having been allowed to take charge of his 1,000th game as manager before eventually being succeeded by Eddie Howe.

His son believes Manchester United need a "world-class, elite" head coach following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as they search for a manager to take over until the end of the season.

The 60-year-old enjoyed nine successful years at Old Trafford during his time as a player and triumphed in the Premier League and FA Cup three times each.

During his managerial tenure, he won promotion to the Premier League four times with Birmingham and Hull City before succeeding Rafael Benitez on Tyneside in 2019 after a spell with Sheffield Wednesday.

When asked if his father could take up a role, Alex Bruce told Sky Sports: “Who knows? I think everyone knows he has a great relationship with the club. If they needed him, I’m sure he would be there to help.

“I think they need to get a world-class, elite manager. If they can’t find someone at this present time, then I’m sure he would be up for it.

“In terms of the long-term, it’s important that the hierarchy get the next manager right and give whoever that person is time to improve the team and time to improve the squad and put Manchester United where they need to be.

“Dad carries a lot of experience. He knows a lot about the club. One thing you can say about the people there at the moment is that they don’t carry a lot of experience.

“Whether they want someone to come in and give them a hand for the time being if they don’t make that elite appointment, we’ll just have to watch this space.”

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