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Bruce quits Hull City three weeks before Premier League season

Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Steve Bruce, manager of Hull City lifts the trophy after victory in the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley Stadium on May 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Steve Bruce brought Hull City right back to the Premier League after overseeing their relegation campaign, but won’t taste the PL again in tiger stripes.

His uncertainty of Hull’s future extends back to the last season as new ownership is explored at the KC Stadium, and now reports say he’s stepped down as Tigers manager.

The club has yet to confirm the news.

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With Sam Allardyce taking over the role of England boss, you have to think Bruce’s resignation is going to be linked in multiple ways:

  1. Bruce would be the favorite to slide back into the Sunderland seat.
  2. Bruce could move into the No. 2 chair for England under Allardyce.

That all assumes the Allardyce Era begins for the Three Lions, but the immediate repercussions will happen at Hull.

Who will lead the club’s new campaign in the Premier League, and who will want to take the job given that the man who hires you may not own the club within months (or even weeks)?

Trying times at the KC, though maybe this could be the chance for a new or unlikely face to get a chance at a PL gig. Somebody phone Bob Bradley*.

* This is complete speculation and based solely on my desire to see the former USMNT boss in the Premier League.

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