Some Sheffield Wednesday fans fear Steve Bruce could snub Owls for Championship rivals

Steve Bruce the head coach

Sheffield Wednesday could be joined by Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough in parting company with their manager.

Steve Bruce the head coach

Some Sheffield Wednesday fans are growing concerned that the Owls could miss out on Steve Bruce to a league rivals such as Nottingham Forest or Middlesbrough.

Bruce was immediately installed as favourite for the Wednesday manager's job after Jos Luhukay left by mutual consent a week ago - and many bookmakers have declined to open a market on the Dutchman's successor.


The former Aston Villa boss, who is understood to be out of the country, has even sent two of his trusted coaches to watch the Owls' last two fixtures.

But amid reports that Nottingham Forest are ready to sack Aitor Karanka, and growing antipathy towards Tony Pulis at Middlesbrough - Sheffield Wednesday's latest victims - the following Owls fans fear all may not be as it seems...






Steve Craine‏ @SteveCraine:

Need to get Bruce signed/sealed ASAP if its not already done. Forest apparently close to sacking Karanka & Pulis on thin ice at Boro. Seen it before you can easily get gazumped at the 11th hour while ever its not completed. Hopefully it is done & will be announced shortly #swfc





Nevertheless, Bruce's name has yet to be formally linked with Nottingham Forest, unlike those of Slavisa Jokanovic, Martin O'Neill and Leonardo Jardim.

The Englishman has won four promotions as a Championship boss - the last at Sheffield Wednesday's expense in 2016.

Alex Bruce of Hull City and his father Steve Bruce, manager of Hull City celebrate with the trophy after the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final match between Hull City and Sheffield...

Could Bruce snub Wednesday for Nottingham Forest or Middlesbrough?

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