Former Newcastle United, Aston Villa & Sunderland boss eyeing surprise Premier League job

A general view of Leicester's King Power Stadium. (Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images)A general view of Leicester's King Power Stadium. (Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images)
A general view of Leicester's King Power Stadium. (Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images) | Getty Images
The former Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Sunderland boss has thrown his name into the hat.

Former Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce has thrown his name into the hat for the vacant Leicester City job.

The Foxes are currently preparing for life back in the Premier League without a manager after promotion-winning boss Enzo Maresca left to join Chelsea on Monday.

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Former Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper and West Bromwich Albion’s Carlos Corberan are among the early frontrunners, while Bruce doesn’t even feature on many of the bookmakers’ list.

Former Newcastle United manager Steve BruceFormer Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce
Former Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce | Getty Images

However, the 63-year-old has been quick to register his interest as he looks to return to football for the first time since being sacked by West Brom just under two years ago. That is despite the threat of Leicester beginning the 2024-25 season on minus points for breaching Premier League Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR).

“A points deduction wouldn’t put me of,” Bruce told talkSPORT. “Leicester, you know where I am! I mean, what a wonderful opportunity that is all of a sudden. You know, they might have a few problems, but Leicester has been a great club over the past few years, of course the fairy tale of winning the Premier League a few years ago.”

The former Manchester United’s managerial career has spanned across 24 years, taking charge of the likes of Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Sunderland, Hull City, Aston Villa and Newcastle. But Bruce is open to other roles away from being a manager.

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“I’m looking to do something,” Bruce said. “I mean I’ve had a year off now.”

He continued: “Either management, or working alongside somebody. Or I’d like to think if a chairman asked me a question on football, I’d like to give him an answer.

“I’ve been in [football] a long time. But I’ve had a long winter in this country without work and so to do something is the next step.”

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