Bruce blames 'hatred' for axe
April 5, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
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Bruce, a childhood Newcastle United fan, was appointed Sunderland manager in the summer of 2009, but was dismissed in November last year with the team lying 16th in the Premier League despite significant investment in the squad.
Sunderland's form improved significantly with the appointment of Martin O'Neill ...