Steve Bruce ‘interested’ in Manchester United interim role to ‘stabilise’ club as ex-Arsenal and Tottenham star Sol Campbell backs former Newcastle boss for job

Steve Bruce has reportedly put himself in the mix for the Manchester United interim job as he believes he can ‘stabilise’ the club.

Michael Carrick, another ex-United player, will take temporary charge of the Red Devils after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, while the club hunt for a new interim boss.

Would Bruce make a good fit at his former club on a temporary basis?
He was certainly a success during his playing days at Old Trafford

The Norwegian’s three-year reign came to an end after a run of poor results which included a 5-0 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool and a derby loss to Manchester City before the embarrassing 4-1 reverse at Watford.

And according to The Athletic, Bruce, who was dismissed at Newcastle last month following their change of ownership, believes he’d be a great fit to take charge on a temporary basis to stabilise the Red Devils.

The 60-year-old is a legend at Old Trafford having scored 51 goals in 414 appearances on his way to becoming one of the top scoring defenders in football.

He spent nine seasons at United under legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson, with whom he achieved great success, winning twelve trophies including three Premier League titles.

He won three Premier League titles in nine seasons under Fergie and with the likes of Bryan Robson

Former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell reckons Bruce could do a good job for United in the short-term.

The ex-Macclesfield and Southend boss told Premier League Productions: “I think it’s a sticky situation really.

“Do they stick or move? If they move it’s costing a lot of money.

“To move Ole on and to bring someone in, it’s a lot of money.

“I know they’ve got a lot of money to spend but you’ve got to look at the books and you’ve got to look at where they are.

Bruce is currently available after he was sacked by Newcastle last month

“Maybe is a Steve Bruce good? For just six months? I don’t know. Who knows?

“But it’s a real kind of sticky wicket big time, because either they stick or move. Whatever they do, it might be the wrong answer.”

Nevertheless, the chances of Bruce being handed the reins at his former club are slim.

Mauricio Pochettino is the top managerial target and talkSPORT understands he could be willing to leave PSG in the middle of the season to accept the role.

Pochettino spent almost seven years in the Premier League between 2013 and 2019, first at Southampton, before turning Spurs into a trophy challenger domestically and in Europe.

Pochettino has taken time to prove his credentials at PSG but is now on Man United’s radar

He’s found life in Paris tough so far, though, losing the Ligue 1 title to Lille last season, before exiting the Champions League with a limp semi-final defeat against Manchester City.

His side are running away with it this season, however, as they sit 11 points clear of second-placed Nice after 14 matches.

Manchester United are back in action on Tuesday as they face Villarreal in the Champions League, live on talkSPORT 2 at 5:45pm.

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