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Steve Bruce ‘interested’ in Manchester United interim role to ‘stabilize’ the club as ex-Arsenal and Tottenham star Sol Campbell backs ex-Newcastle boss for a job


Steve Bruce has reportedly been in the race for the interim Manchester United job as he believes he can “stabilize” the club.

Michael Carrick, another former United player, will take temporary charge of the Red Devils after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, while the club will seek a new interim boss.

Would Bruce make a good fit at his old club on a temporary basis?
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Steve Bruce ‘interested’ in Manchester United interim role to ‘stabilize’ the club as ex-Arsenal and Tottenham star Sol Campbell backs ex-Newcastle boss for a job
He was certainly a hit during his playing days at Old Trafford
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The Norwegian’s three-year reign came to an end after a string of poor results including a 5-0 loss to arch rivals Liverpool and a derby loss to Manchester City before the embarrassing 4-1 setback at Watford.

And according to The Athletic, Bruce, who was sacked at Newcastle last month following their change of ownership, believes he would be a perfect fit to temporarily take charge of stabilizing the Red Devils.

The 60-year-old is a legend at Old Trafford having scored 51 goals in 414 appearances on his way to becoming one of football’s best defenders.

He spent nine seasons at United under the management of legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson, with whom he was very successful, winning twelve trophies including three Premier League titles.

Steve Bruce ‘interested’ in Manchester United interim role to ‘stabilize’ the club as ex-Arsenal and Tottenham star Sol Campbell backs ex-Newcastle boss for a job
He won three Premier League titles in nine seasons under Fergie and with Bryan Robson
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Former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell believes Bruce could do a good job for United in the short term.

The former Macclesfield and Southend boss told Premier League Productions: “I think it’s a really tough situation.

“Are they sticking or moving? If they move, it costs a lot of money.

“Moving Ole and bringing someone in is a lot of money.

“I know they have a lot of money to spend, but you have to look at the books and see where they are.

Steve Bruce ‘interested’ in Manchester United interim role to ‘stabilize’ the club as ex-Arsenal and Tottenham star Sol Campbell backs ex-Newcastle boss for a job
Bruce is currently available after being sacked by Newcastle last month

“Maybe a Steve Bruce is good?” For only six months? I do not know. Who knows?

“But it’s a real kind of sticky window, because they either stick or they move. Whatever they do, it could be the wrong answer.

Still, the chances of Bruce receiving the reins of his old club are slim.

Mauricio Pochettino is the main managerial target and talkSPORT understands he might be willing to leave PSG in the middle of the season to accept the role.

Pochettino spent nearly seven years in the Premier League between 2013 and 2019, first at Southampton, before turning Spurs into a trophy challenger domestically and in Europe.

Steve Bruce ‘interested’ in Manchester United interim role to ‘stabilize’ the club as ex-Arsenal and Tottenham star Sol Campbell backs ex-Newcastle boss for a job
Pochettino took time to prove his credentials at PSG but is now on Man United’s radar
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He has however found life in Paris difficult so far, losing the Ligue 1 title to Lille last season, before leaving the Champions League with a limp semi-final loss to Manchester City.

However, his side are on the run this season as they are 11 points ahead of Nice, second after 14 games.

Manchester United are back in action on Tuesday as they take on Villarreal in the Champions League, live on talkSPORT 2 at 5:45 p.m. ET.

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