Bruce yesterday left the club by “mutual consent” following a 3-2 Premier eague defeat to Nuno’s Tottenham Hotspur team at St James’s Park on Sunday.
The 60-year-old suggested in a Daily Telegraph interview that he will now retire, but Nuno says he still has a “lot to give the game”.
“It’s always sad when someone loses their job,” said Bruce. “We have known each other a while after arriving in the Championship, the derbies against Villa. It’s very bad news. I hope he doesn’t retire. He still has a lot to give to the game.
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"It is very hard to leave the game. Like Steve, like myself, we started as football players. When I think about me, I don’t know what else I could do in life, and I think that’s the same for Steve. It’s a hard decision, for sure."