Sky viewers were impressed with Aston Villa bound Steve Bruce's dramatic weight loss 3 years ago

Sky viewers were impressed with Aston Villa bound Steve Bruce's dramatic weight loss

It certainly looks as though Steve Bruce is on his way to Villa Park.

Speaking on Sky Sports' Goals On Sunday, the former Manchester United defender admitted that he has already held talks with the Midlands club and that he is optimistic about how they may pan out.

“I’m hoping I hear something this week,” he said. “It would be a terrific job. It’s a big, big job and let’s hope I hear something this week. If the opportunity arose, it’s something I would seriously consider.”

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Bruce may be a former manager of fierce rivals Birmingham City, but the general consensus amongst Aston Villa fans seems to be that they'd welcome the experienced manager with open arms.

The thing is they'll have significantly less of him to embrace, judging from his svelte appearance on Sky this Sunday. Appearing opposite Chris Kamara and Ben Shephard, his fellow guest was his son, Alex.

Credit where credit is due, he looked very well indeed. And credit also to the viewers at home. Football fans are notoriously unforgiving and merciless in their mockery, and Bruce has been the target of jokes about his weight.

On Sunday however, everyone seemed to be thoroughly impressed with his dapper new look. Good on ya, Stevie!

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