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Bruce tipped for Villa job

Former Hull City manager Steve Bruce is the frontrunner for the vacancy at Aston Villa according to reports.

Bruce, 55, has been without a job since he left Hull three weeks before the start of the Premier League season, and could be taking the reigns at Villa Park according to BBC Sport.

Villa had shown interest in Huddersfield manager David Wagner, but the German is said to not be interested in taking over another Championship side. Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle said in a statement that he’s assured that Hoyle won’t leave.

“The club doesn’t want to get into a situation where it has to comment every time David or a player is linked with a move away, but setting the position out once will help to set our fans’ minds at ease,” the statement read.

“Like everyone, I know David has aspirations to manage at the highest level – but I also know he wants that to be with Huddersfield, which we’re all working to make possible in the future. David has told me that he would never leave us for another Championship club, regardless of which club that is.”

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has stated publicly that he’s not interested in the position.

“I always dreamed of being here and earning my stripes as a coach, so why would I want to leave when I’m so happy,” Johnson told the Bristol Post.

“I’m not going to comment on other things, I just wanted people to know how I feel. I’m fiercely ambitious, don’t get me wrong, but my ambition is being channelled into Bristol City. This is my place.

“I have a really exciting group of players and I want to see where it can take us. Crowds are on the up at Ashton Gate, we have a fantastic revamped stadium and this is a club going places.”

Villa sits in 19th place in the Championship standings.

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