Steve Bruce comments on how he's treated Sheffield Wednesday

Steve Bruce the head coach

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce left Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month.

Steve Bruce the head coach

Steve Bruce has told The Guardian he has sympathy for former club Sheffield Wednesday.

Bruce forced through a move to Newcastle, which was unpopular with Owls fans.

 

Newcastle supporters weren't too impressed either, but he is now working on winning them over.

Bruce says he now has his dream job and admits he left Sheffield Wednesday in the lurch.

He said: "I’ve been totally selfish.

"I feel for the players, the staff and everyone at Sheffield Wednesday but I had to have a crack at this.

"I think I’ve got the tools to take this club forward."

(L-R) Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce speaks to Rolando Aarons of Sheffield Wednesday during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City at...

Bruce added that he turned Newcastle down while manager of Birmingham City and regretted it for years.

This influenced his thinking this time around, to not let this opportunity pass him by.

Sheffield Wednesday are yet to name a replacement for Bruce.

Newcastle United Head Coach Steve Bruce (L) speaks to his players during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Wellington College on July 19, 2019 in Shanghai, China.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch