Aston Villa: Steve Bruce on his Birmingham City allegiances
Many have pointed to Steve Bruce’s history with rivals Birmingham City as a potential stumbling block to winning over certain sections of Aston Villa's claret and blue support.
Bruce enjoyed a good record over Villa in his Blues days, leading the St Andrew’s club to Second City doubles in 2002-03 and 2004-05 as they arrived in the top flight.
But he has been quick to allay any worries about his past allegiances, on Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday show.
“That’s the thing that everyone has to weigh up - it was ten years ago,” he insisted.
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