Steve Bruce

Bruce unhappy as kit clash leads to stalemate for Wednesday at Millwall

Steve Bruce was far from happy as his Sheffield Wednesday side drew a blank against Millwall in a 0-0 stalemate at The Den, blaming a kit clash for the result. Chances were few and far between for both teams as Bruce extended his unbeaten run since taking charge of the Owls at the start of February and is yet to see his defence concede a goal. Bruce looks to have shored things up at the back but wants to see more threat going forward if he is to lift Wednesday further away from the relegation zone. “Both teams had a colour clash with the strips and forgot how to pass it to each other”, said Bruce. “It was always going to be difficult, I never expect anything other than difficulty when you come here. “The one thing you have to be is prepared and be brave to take the ball. I thought we were ...

Paul Scholes the latest protege of Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has taken his first job in club management after being appointed boss of Sky Bet League Two side Oldham. He joins a lengthy list of former United players who have worked under Sir Alex Ferguson and subsequently gone into management, which includes the likes of Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Gordon Strachan, Jaap Stam, Paul Ince, Bryan Robson and Teddy Sheringham. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five more ex-Red Devils who starred under Ferguson before moving into the dugout themselves. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Solskjaer has been a big hit as Manchester United interim manager (John Walton/PA) The Norwegian has had a roller-coaster time in management since stepping into coaching at United, first in charge of the strikers and then the reserve t...

Steve Bruce tips Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Manchester United job

Former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce tips Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be appointed Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor at Old Trafford. Former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “must have put himself in poll position” to be appointed Jose Mourinho‘s permanent successor at Old Trafford. Solskjaer has won nine of his 10 matches in charge of United and there have been calls for the Norwegian to be appointed the club’s permanent boss, having overseen a huge change since replacing Mourinho in December. United looked to be out of contention for a top-four spot in the Premier League when they lost at Liverpool on December 16, but the 20-time English champions are now just two points off the Champions League positions. Bruce ...

Paul Ince: ‘I could have done as well as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince is unconvinced by the adulation aimed at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, insisting that he could have had a similar impact in the dugout. Paul Ince has played down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s unbeaten start at Manchester United by insisting that he could have done just as well in the caretaker role. Sunday’s 1-0 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium makes it nine wins and a draw for Solskjaer since taking over from Jose Mourinho in December. United look rejuvenated under their interim boss and there have been calls for the iconic striker to land the job on a permanent basis. However, former United midfielder Ince is unconvinced and believes that he – or others of a similar stature – could have made an identical impact. “I...

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