Bruce doesn’t want to be linked with another managers job.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce is unhappy that he’s been linked with the Newcastle United job as Alan Pardew is still in charge at St James’s Park.
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Pardew’s side were thrashed 4-0 by Southampton and currently sit bottom of the Premier League table with two points from four games.
This has led to speculation that the former Southampton boss could get the sack before Newcastle’s next game with Bruce being the one to replace him however, the 53 year old has rejected any links to Newcastle and finds it disrespectful to be linked with another managers job.
“I find it very disrespectful that I am linked with somebody else’s job when he is still in the job,” Bruce told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek programme.
“I am just concentrating on our game against West Ham on Monday.”
The former Sunderland boss feels sorry for Pardew and can relate to what the Magpies manager is going through after being sacked by the Black Cats in November 2011.
“I’m like any other manager, when I see another manager under huge pressure like Alan is – and it was only a few years ago I was in the same sort of situation – it isn’t nice,” added Bruce.
“After what happened to me at Sunderland I know how difficult the north east is.”
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