Written by Luke Evans
Aston Villa owner, Dr Tony Xia has confirmed that Villa will announce their new manager tomorrow – which is mostly likely to be Steve Bruce.
As a Hull fan, Steve Bruce will always have a place in my heart. So I have decided to do Steve Bruce’s top-5 moments at Hull.
1) Promotion in 2012/13 season
This was Steve Bruce’s first year as Hull City manager. He got the club promoted in his first run, finishing 2nd. Hull fans, and myself will remember that intense day against Cardiff City at the KCOM Stadium. The game finished 2-2, however, rivals, Leeds United secured a win against Watford to send Hull back up to the Premier League. The celebrations were amazing that day at full-time. Fans will remember Elmohamady’s celebration when the news came through that Hull were promoted.
2) Hull 3-0 Sunderland – FA Cup quarter-final
Hull were against Steve Bruce’s former club Sunderland. Goals from Curtis Davies, Meyler and Matty Fryatt secured a place in the semi-final of the FA Cup against Sheffield United. Fans will always remember David Meyler’s sensational celebration when he scored.
3) FA Cup Semi-final
In my opinion, this was the best FA Cup semi-final for a neutral fan. Hull were 2-1 down at half-time, and I though it was over. However, goals from Fryatt, Huddlestone, Quinn and Meyler in the last-minute, secured a 5-3 win, sending us to the FA Cup Final against Arsenal.
4) FA-Cup Final
It was a dream start by Hull, 2-0 up in the first eight minutes will always stay with me. You may say: “you lost,” but to Hull, getting to a mayor cup final is a great achievement. This day just showed how far we’ve come as a club.
5) Staying up in the 13/14 season
This was the first time Hull stayed up in the Premier League. This was a great achievement by Steve Bruce, cementing his place as Hull’s best manager. We didn’t even have the biggest budget that season, and a lot of those players who helped us stay up are currently playing in the Championship. That just shows how well Steve Bruce did with us!
6) Play-Off Final 2016
Even though we were relegated the season before, Steve Bruce stuck by the club and got us back up-to the Premier League. A lot of managers would of left, but Bruce didn’t and enjoyed a victory at Wembley thanks to a Mo Diane wonder strike.
Bruce will do a job at Villa Park should he be announced as manager, and I wish him all the best.
That was my favourite memories under Steve Bruce. What were your favourite memories under him? Comment below.
featured image by Dom Fellowes