Aston Villa fans have had a mixed reaction to the news that Steve Bruce could be on their managerial wishlist.
The Birmingham Mail suggest that Villa are considering Bruce as a potential replacement for Remi Garde at the end of the season.
With the Claret and Blues seemingly destined to be relegated, they are looking to appoint an experienced Championship boss to arrest their slide.
Bruce has guided both Birmingham City and Hull City to promotion from the second tier, and he could be the next manager to try to take Villa forward.
The Midlands club have seemingly been on a downward spiral for some time and this season has been nothing short of a disaster.
Villa have won just three league matches all campaign and they are now nine points adrift of safety with time running out.
If Villa are to be relegated, there look set to be massive changes at the club and Bruce’s appointment would seemingly not unite supporters.
While some Villa fans think he could be successful, others are firmly against the idea. Here is the best reaction on social media site Twitter.
So low are my aspirations for #avfc I'd actually welcome Bruce with open arms, hell being Mcleish back. Maybe not— Ian Saunderson (@iansaunderson) March 7, 2016
Oh my god. The scenes if we hired Steve Bruce. It's like an episode of: what can we do next to get Fans to cancel their season tickets #avfc— Just Villa (@Holte_AVFC) March 7, 2016
Steve Bruce would be a massive gamble in my opinion, especially considering he's another ex-Blues manager. I just can't see it working #avfc— Tendai (@tbtaruvinga) March 7, 2016
#avfc I wouldn't mind having Steve Bruce at villa Moyes is preferred option— Scott (@scottavfc9) March 7, 2016
Steve Bruce has been mentioned as a managerial target. I don't even think that would be a bad idea. Bear in mind I've lost mine #avfc— You Know The Deal... (@Dun_Deal_) March 7, 2016
Bruce is another bad shout from the board. If appointed, shows no vision from the new board members. #avfc— Honest HolteEnder (@HonestHolteEnd) March 6, 2016
Steve Bruce to Villa?I am assuming this will only happen should Hull not go up. Forget the noses link, that's ideal for championship #avfc— Richard Griffiths (@Griffwad83) March 6, 2016