Aston Villa Set To Appoint Steve Bruce as Manager

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Steve Bruce is set to be named as the new manager of Championship side Aston Villa on Wednesday.

Bruce, 55, left Hull City in July and will succeed Roberto di Matteo, who was sacked on 3 October, at Villa Park.

The club’s owner and chairman Dr Tony Xia tweeted to say an announcement will be made, adding: “Time for all to stand together and back the team. Believe we’ve made the best try.”

Villa are 19th in the league table and host Wolves on Saturday.

Shortly after Dr Xia’s tweet, Bruce appeared as a pundit on ITV Sport and said: “All I can say is I think I’m in the frame. I’m expecting a phone call tomorrow and we will see what comes from there.”

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Bruce guided Hull City into the Premier League via the Championship play-offs in May prior to leaving, his fourth promotion from the Championship in an 18-year managerial career.

The former Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Sunderland boss was interviewed for the England job before Sam Allardyce was appointed in July.

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