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Former Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce will reportedly be offered the Reading job

Aston Villa coach Steve Bruce before the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Aston Villa at Ashton Gate on September 28, 2018 in Bristol, England.

Former Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is reportedly on the radar of Reading.

Aston Villa's Manager Steve Bruce during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Preston North End at Villa Park on October 2, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Steve Bruce is without a managerial job at the moment, having parted company with Aston Villa in October 2018.

Bruce guided Villa to the Championship playoff final last season, but the former Manchester United central defender struggled in the opening weeks of the 2018-19 campaign.

 

Many Villa fans were not happy with the style of football that the team were playing under Bruce, whose successor at Villa Park - Dean Smith - has galvanised the side.

Villa supporters, though, may not have seen the last of Bruce, who is being linked with the vacant managerial role at Championship rivals Reading.

According to The Mirror (Transfer Live blog, 22:17, Thursday, December 6, 2018), Bruce will be offered the Reading managerial role.

Steve Bruce, manager of Aston Villa talks to the press during a press conference at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on September 27, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Paul Clement has been dismissed as the boss of the Royals, and Bruce will reportedly be offer the chance to replace the former Derby County boss.

Reading will take on Aston Villa at the Madejski Stadium in the Championship on February 2, 2019, and perhaps Bruce will be in the dugout of the Royals trying to take all three points off his former club.

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Preston North End at Villa Park on October 02, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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