Steve Bruce has rejected the opportunity to be the new Wigan Athletic approach. The former boss of Newcastle United had been on the target list of the Championship club after Kolo Toure had been sacked recently.
Wigan went on appointing Shaun Maloney on 28th January. The club is now at the bottom of the second tier and facing a big battle for avoiding relegation. Bruce has been sacked by West Brom on 10th October with the team sitting in 22nd place in the Championship. It was the lowest position of the club for two decades.
The former defender of Manchester United took over the reins at the Hawthorns following a turbulent two and half year spell at Newcastle United, their boyhood club.
Bruce led the Magpies in the Premier League in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons but supervise a winless run at the beginning of his third campaign that saw him dismissed after the Saudi-backed takeover of the club in October 2021.
Bruce managed 1032 professional matches and has already taken charge of 11 clubs. Previously, he managed Wigan from April to May 2011 and from November 2007 to June 2009.
The Latics had let go of Toure just after 59 days in the job when he failed to win in any of the 9 games he had been in charge of. Wigan is playing against Blackburn Rovers in the next Championship action.
Presently, Shaun Maloney is reigning as the Wigan Athletic manager who started with an attritional Championship stalemate at Blackburn Rovers.