It has been coming for the past few weeks and there has been a lot of discussion about it this week and now, finally, Sunderland have plucked up the courage to sack manager Steve Bruce. Steve Bruce has been sacked as Sunderland boss after managing just two wins in his thirteen English Premier League matches this season, which the Sunderland board clearly found unacceptable.
Ellis Short, the Sunderland chairman explained the decision, "It is my job to act in the best interests of our football club and I can assure everyone that this is not a decision that I have taken lightly. Sadly results this season have simply not been good enough and I feel the time is right to make a change." Now it seems that he has the job of finding the replacement for Steve Bruce.
The early favourite to become the new manager at Sunderland, following the sacking of Steve Bruce, is his former Manchester United team mate, Mark Hughes, who has been out of a job since he quit as Fulham manager. We will update this story when Steve Bruce gives a statement regarding his sacking as the manager of Sunderland.