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Steve Bruce lined-up as next Sheffield Wednesday manager

Former Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is set to be appointed as the new manager of Sheffield Wednesday.

Bruce, who has been without a club since being sacked by Villa in October, is set to take over at Hillsborough to replace Jos Luhakay who was dismissed just before Christmas, after presiding over a run that saw the side plunge to 18th in the Championship, after less than a year in charge.

According to The Sun, Bruce is going to be offered a salary of £2 million a year to tempt him back into management and to turn Wednesday into a promotion-chasing side again, although given that they trail sixth placed Derby County by 11 points, that goal looks beyond them this season.

Bruce and his coaching assistants of Stephen Clements and Steve Agnew attended Wednesday’s win over Preston last week, and now it is understood that the 58-year old former Manchester United defender will be in situ in South Yorkshire in time for the club’s FA Cup tie against Luton Town this weekend.