After an ongoing dispute with Hull City chairman Assem Allam, the club have decided to part company with manager Steve Bruce. The dispute was allegedly due to Bruce’s long term vision for the future of the club, and the differences between the two as characters. The fans reaction to the news was understandably not a good one, with Bruce not having chance to prove his worth to the club in the Premier League after having returned Hull to the promised land at the first time of asking, and fans believing he was the right man with a good showing in a tough Championship. His summer signings were believed to be the foundation he was building upon but it was not to be. We now all wait upon a decision from the chairman, for his sake let’s hope that it is the right one, after he already rattled the fans’ cage with his proposed name change from Hull City AFC to Hull Tigers.
In a statement released on their website (www.hullcitytigers.com), the Humberside club said: "The Board of Directors at Hull City AFC have relieved Steve Bruce of his duties. A new first team manager will be appointed in due course."
The press have been speculating as to who will take over the club, with the favourite being Alex McLeish, Roy Keane, Terry Butcher and Nick Barmby leading the chase. The decision stands with Allam and we expect a decision within the next week or so.