Steve Bruce back at Manchester United? Not out of the question according to bookies

Former Newcastle boss and Manchester United stalwart Steve Bruce has thrown his hat in the ring for the vacant manager's job. The move has spooked the bookies who have slashed his odds.

Poor old Manchester United fans, just when you thought there could be a small glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel Steve Bruce appears on the horizon waving his managerial CV.

A managerial CV that contains 11 clubs, a couple of play-off final successes, some runners-up medals and of course the big one...the Premier League manager of the month for April 2021. An award that Steve has placed on top of his telly, so everyone can look at it all the time...probably.

The former Newcastle boss, who should still be counting his money from the Geordie Saudi pay-off, has now got involved in the vacant Manchester United manager fracas and is reportedly "very keen" on taking the job. Join the queue.

But hats-off to you Steve, you just don't know when you're beaten do you? He was the same as a player, regularly popping up in the 98th minute to steal another undeserved victory for Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United in the 90s.

The 60-year-old Bruce thinks he can "stabilise the dressing room" at Old Trafford, whatever that actually means...give everyone a friendly hug and tell them it's going to be ok?

Bruce odds slashed

Even though everyone is laughing, the Bruce news has certainly spooked the bookies.

Before he stuck his head over the parapet, Bruce's odds were firmly camped in the Sam Allardyce and Harry Redknapp 100/1 bracket. Even Alan Curbishley looked a more viable option.

Now he's sharply come in to a juicy 25/1, and is now sixth favourite for the hot seat. Those odds will probably shorten over the coming days as everyone starts to panic and Michael Carrick continues to look like a boy who has been caught with his hand in the biscuit tin.

Everyone, apart from some truly desperate Hull fans, probably thought that Steve Bruce would never don a SB-monikered tracksuit ever again. But now this story is gathering momentum.

Bruce the Manchester United saviour?

Steve Bruce in his Manchester United playing days

Is Bruce at Manchester United that crazy a project?

He is a Manchester United legend and a mainstay of the team for almost 10 years, where he netted 36 goals, including a remarkable 19 in the 1990/91 season.

He won 12 trophies while in Manchester and was one of the first names on Sir Alex Ferguson's team sheet. So the top man might be influential in giving him the nod.

Then again Ferguson gave David Moyes the seal of approval and that didn't work out very well, did it?

Surely Steve Bruce back at Manchester United can't happen...can it?

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