Hull City defender Alex Bruce says that his father, and former manager, Steve Bruce never wanted to leave the club.
Steve left the managerial post at the club just three weeks before the start of the Premier League season, after the club failed to add any players to the squad. Alex said that the relationship between his father and the club deteriorated, and that it’s a sign of modern football.
“I think sometimes at football clubs, things change,” Alex told Sky Sports.
“It was obviously disappointing after the success we had last season, achieving promotion, and if dad was being truthful, he would never have wanted to leave. However, relationships break down and it was agreed for the good of the club that it was right for him to move on.
“He wished everyone all the best and obviously Mike [Phelan] has taken over and done very well, but he’s absolutely fine. He’s content. He’s fine.
“We had some great times.
“We had two promotions in the last four years, playing in the Premier League and winning at Wembley in the Play-Off final. Everything looked rosy and of course it’s very disappointing but that’s football, things can change very quickly and in a matter of eight weeks he was gone. It shows what football’s like.”
Hull sits in 8th place after opening up the season with two wins, a draw and a loss.