It seems that the Birmingham co-owners aren’t the only ones to have a clash with the Wigan manager, with this source reporting that one of Steve Bruce’s players is not seeing eye-to-eye with the former Manchester United defender. It’s a common theme on this occasion, the old club v country chestnut, although it’s not the first time that this pair have clashed.
Sky Sports reports that Paul Scharner is in a bit of a huff with Bruce, and it all boils down to him playing for Austria. The Wigan defender has previously retired from international football after (yes you’ve guessed it) falling out with the former management, although it has come at a cost.
“I have paid the price for making my national comeback,” he said.
“I’m in a difficult situation at Wigan and not getting on well with Steve Bruce at the moment.
“We will have to see how long this state of affairs goes on for. He said I shouldn’t play against France last month, but I did and he seems to be resentful towards me.
“I will wait and see what happens.”
Scharner has previously fallen out with Bruce after criticising the Latics manager’s style of play, despite the ex-Birmingham boss hauling Wigan away from the relegation zone last season. Does the Austrian still have a future at the JJB Stadium or has he played his last match in a blue-and-white shirt?