That’s how bad it was getting,” he said.“Just look at last weekend, bringing Vaughan and Gardner on the way he did.”Jeff said he’d like to see Carlo Ancelotti fill Bruce’s shoes at the Stadium of Light.
Colin Thompson, 51, a demolition operative from Grindon, said loyal fans had had to put up with a lot of disappointment under Bruce.“I’m a big football fan and I’m not a season ticket holder, but I think Bruce had to go.
I don’t know who I think should replace him.”Jeff Little, 62, a general manager from North Farm Estate, compared Bruce to Lawrie Mc Menemy, who quit as Sunderland manager after a disastrous spell in 1987 – just weeks before the club fell into the Third Division.“I’m a season ticket holder and I’ve been following Sunderland for 30 years now, and this has been beginning to feel like the Mc Menemy days.
In 1987, he moved to Manchester United, with whom he achieved great success, winning twelve trophies including three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, one Football League Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup.
He also became the first English player of the 20th century to captain a team to the Double.
I'll always be a little disappointed I didn't get one." Following the lifting of the five-year ban on English clubs from European competitions, which had been imposed after the Heysel Stadium disaster, United became England's first entrants into the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in the 1990–91 season.
Injuries continued to take their toll upon Robson during the 1992–93 season, leading to Bruce captaining the team in the majority of United's matches during the first season of the new Premier League.