Former Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has lifted the lid on his departure from Aston Villa, as reported by Birmingham Live.

Bruce was axed by the Villains in October 2018 after failing to lead the club out of mid-table obscurity, but remained quiet and didn’t release an official statement.

The former Birmingham City and Sunderland boss has agreed to return to management with Sheffield Wednesday and has finally discussed his Villa exit:

“I needed a break. Sometimes you look at yourself and say to yourself ‘what have I done wrong?’ 

“You get the sack and it hurts you, but you dust yourself down, take a bit of time and thankfully Sheffield Wednesday have given me this great opportunity and a great offer and I can’t wait to get started next week.

“Football management nowadays is a really tough gig, but it’s in you to do it. It’s that little drug.

“I thought long and hard about whether I want to do it again, but a phone call was made and before I know it I’m back on the wagon again.”

Bruce was tipped to succeed Jose Mourinho as manager of Manchester United, a club he captained during an illustrious playing career, after leaving the Midlands by the likes of talkSPORT’s Darren Gough.

However, the new Sheffield Wednesday boss has claimed that there was no truth in the rumours of a shock return to Old Trafford:

“I heard the rumours too that they were flying around, but nothing came of it.

“I wish Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the best of luck. He’s a really good lad and a really top bloke. People like him in football deserve a crack. No [I wasn’t offered it].”


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