Hull manager Bruce agrees new contract

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has agreed to sign a new contract extension with the club, which is set to be confirmed in the coming days, Sky Sports has reported.

The 54-year-old joined the club in the summer of 2012 after leaving Sunderland six months previously. He led the Tigers to promotion from the Championship in his first season in charge, finishing second behind Cardiff City.

Last season, he consolidated their place in the Premier League and guided them to the FA Cup final for the first time in their history, where despite going two goals up inside the opening 10 minutes, they lost 3-2 to Arsenal after extra time. However, it ensured they competed in Europe for the first time.

This time around it has been more of a struggle at times, but they lie 15th, four points clear of the drop zone. That is thanks to a four game unbeaten run in the Premier League which has seen them take eight points from the last 12 available.

After the news was announced, Bruce said: “I am delighted to have committed my future to the club. We have achieved a lot in the few years we have been here but this is just the beginning of the journey.

“Premier League survival is now crucial for us at this time, as is improving our training facility, as we look to continue to grow and become a solid, well-run Premier League club. I would like to thank the owners for their continued support as well as the fans. We have had the supporters backing since we arrived here in Hull and long may that continue.”

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