‘Unless you are like Pep or Klopp, it’s never easy’ - Steve Bruce on his West Brom future

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The pressure is building on West Brom boss Steve Bruce

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Bruce has said he’s convinced he can turn around his side’s poor run of form.

Chants of ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’ rang out from home supporters after Albion’s 3-2 home defeat to Swansea City at the weekend.

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Baggies sit 21st in the division and have conceded first in eight of their 11 Championship games this season, six of which have been in the first 15 minutes, and have won just once.

West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Bruce during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Bruce during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.
West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Bruce during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.

Speaking about his side’s poor form, Bruce told BBC WM Sport:“Change is for other people to decide. All I can do is try and draw on my experience. I’ve had tough times before.

“There’s no doubt at all that it’s a bit difficult at the moment. How do you get on with it? That’s the most difficult part of the job - that’s why you try never to get too carried away when it’s going OK and now it’s important that I’m not too far the other way. I’ve been here many times. You have to draw on a bit of experience and a bit of resilience and if you’re going to do the job, you have to have a bit of that.

“Unless you are gifted like Pep (Guardiola) or Jurgen (Klopp), it’s never easy for anybody.”

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He added: “Statistics tell you that over the last two-and-a-half years, results haven’t been good enough for a club of this stature - but it happens.

“We’ve been (a goal) down inside 15 minutes eight times - it’s totally ludicrous. I’m convinced we’ll turn it round. Let’s keep bashing away, defend better and see where we can go with it.”

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