Villa boss shares the shenanigans which led to him needing a break from football

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce left his post as Hull City boss in August.

Speaking to reporters during his pre-match press conference, Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce discussed his acrimonious departure from Hull City earlier in the season, sharing how he needed a break following the 'shenanigans' that took place at the KCOM, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Bruce seems like he has found a new lease of life at Villa Park, and has begun his tenure in admirable fashion, helping his side take 15 points from a possible 21 available.

New Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce during the press conferenceAston Villa manager Steve Bruce 

Villa head to Elland Road to take on in-form Leeds United tomorrow, and Bruce spoke to the media regarding his time with the Tigers, as quoted by thee Yorkshire Evening Post:

“I needed the break after all the shenanigans at Hull. With hindsight, I had probably needed that break for a while. Me leaving was the best thing for me and the best thing for the club. Things had just got too difficult. I needed a break, probably more than I realised until I actually started that break. I should have done it sooner.” 

Hull City manager Steve Bruce and Alex Bruce celebrate with the trophy after winning promotion back to the Premier League Steve Bruce during his time as Hull City boss

The Midlands outfit have been flying since Bruce's appointment as manager in October, and they now sit just four points adrift of the play-off spots - something that would have seemed an unrealistic dream two months ago.

Tomorrow's game at Elland Road will be hugely important for both sides, and a win for the hosts could take them to fourth in the table, whilst three points for the visitors could take them as high as seventh.

Aston Villa manager Steve BruceAston Villa manager Steve Bruce

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