In his column for The Stoke Sentinel, Manchester United legend Lou Macari has backed current Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce to deliver promotion at Hillsborough.
Following a dismal spell of form under previous boss Jos Luhukay which culminated in his sacking in December, Bruce came to the helm in Yorkshire.
He himself had been relieved of his duties at Villa Park and the appointment was not met with the utmost optimism by supporters, but a 10-game unbeaten run to kick-off his reign later and Wednesday are 10th in the Sky Bet Championship, just two points off the play-off spots.
According to The Stoke Sentinel, here’s what Macari had to say on Bruce and promotion ahead of the Owls’ key clash with his beloved Stoke City:
“Sheffield Wednesday have won five and drawn five of their last 10 games after a poor run which had seen them sack their manager.
“And it’s obviously no coincidence that this 10-match unbeaten run has come in the first 10 games under new boss Steve Bruce.
“There’s something about Brucie and the Championship and you wouldn’t rule out his chances of winning a fourth promotion to the Premier League after previously doing it with Birmingham (twice) and Hull.”
Bruce is a manager who knows promotion like the back of his hand and his record of getting out of the Championship with different clubs as has been aforementioned by Macari.
You can already see the way that the veteran gaffer has changed the mentality at the club in the mere couple of months that he has been there so far.
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Wednesday have gone from looking over their shoulders at possible relegation to looking up at a decent chance of promotion via the play-offs.
There’s nothing Bruce would love more than getting a team in the city where it all began for him as a manager back to where they belong in the Premier League and if it doesn’t happen this season, you wouldn’t bet against it in 2019/2020.