Steve Bruce reveals regret as Hull draw up five-man shortlist
By SSN HQ
Last Updated: 25/07/16 12:58pm
Steve Bruce has revealed his regret at leaving Hull City as the club drew up a five-man shortlist to replace him.
Sky sources understand interviews will take place this week, with the club keen to appoint a head coach rather than a manager.
Bruce ended his four-year stay at the KCOM Stadium on Friday after reportedly becoming frustrated with the lack of transfer activity having steered them back into the Premier League at the first attempt and in an open letter to City fans, Bruce has written of his sadness at leaving the club.
"My biggest regret is having to walk away but it was a decision I had to make for the sake of the club," he wrote in the Hull Daily Mail.
"The last 12 months have been very tough and it felt like the right step for the club to move forward in a different direction and with someone else in charge.
"I desperately wanted to make it work this summer and be a Premier League manager again but, sadly, it wasn't to be. Nevertheless, I've left Hull City with some fantastic memories that I'll always cherish, including just eight weeks ago in the Championship play-off final at Wembley."
Mike Phelan, who has taken temporary charge following Bruce's departure, suggested on Saturday he would like the job, telling Sky Sports News HQ to "watch this space", although it is not known if he is one of the five in contention.