On this day in 2007: Wigan appoint Steve Bruce

Soccer – Wigan Athletic Press Conference – JJB Stadium
(Image credit: Martin Rickett)

Dave Whelan hailed “one of the best young managers in the land” after confirming he had agreed a deal to lure Steve Bruce away from Premier League rivals Birmingham on November 19, 2007.

Latics secured Bruce on a four-year deal having agreed to pay Birmingham £3million compensation.

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