Report: Steve Bruce could walk out on Aston Villa and join Leeds United

Villa manager Steve Bruce reacts after a near miss during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Leeds United are said to be contemplating making a move for Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa walks off the pitch at the half time whistle during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough...

According to a report in the Daily Express, Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce could walk out at Villa Park and move to Leeds United.

Bruce reportedly realises that Villa’s squad is about to be dismantled, due to their financial problems, and is tempted to leave without compensation.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Aston Villa at Craven Cottage on April 17, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds are believed to be considering Bruce, and the Express suggest that the 57-year-old could take the job at Elland Road.

Leeds have been heavily linked with Marcelo Bielsa since Paul Heckingbottom was sacked, but getting a deal over the line for the Argentine is proving complicated.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa reacts during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England.

If Bruce does leave Villa he will immediately become a more appealing option, as Leeds would no longer have to pay compensation for the experienced boss.

And it seems that Bruce’s time at Villa could be coming to an end any time soon, with a mass exodus expected at Villa Park over the coming weeks.

Leeds finished in a disappointing mid-table spot last term, but have parted company with Paul Heckingbottom, and are believed to be willing to hand their new boss money to spend to improve the squad at Elland Road this summer.

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