Steve Bruce has resigned as manager of Sheffield Wednesday, as reported by The72 earlier today.

The ex-Wigan Athletic, Sunderland, Hull City and Aston Villa boss is on the verge of becoming the new manager of Premier League side Newcastle United.

His assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence have also handed in their resignations.

Bruce only took charge of the Owls in February but did well with the Yorkshire club in his short months in charge at the end of last season with his side nearly getting into the Championship Play-Offs.

The former Manchester United defender has been busy preparing for the next campaign with Wednesday by bringing in the likes of Kadeem Harris, Julian Borner and Moses Odubajo and confidence amongst their fans was high.

However, Newcastle’s approach for Bruce has now brought a cloud over uncertainty over Hillsborough with less than a month to go before the start of the season.

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Wednesday will now be looking for a replacement with the likes of Chris Hughton and Garry Monk being linked. The72 picked out five potential candidates before.

Here is how the Owls’ fans reacted on Twitter to Steve Bruce’s resignation today-

 


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