Steve Bruce holds talks over Aston Villa job

Steve Bruce has held talks with Aston Villa over its vacant managerial position and hopes to hear something from the Championship side sooner rather than later.

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Steve Bruce, 55, has been out of work since stepping down as Hull City boss ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

Steve Bruce has held talks with Aston Villa over its vacant managerial position and hopes to hear something from the Championship side sooner rather than later.

The 55-year-old has been out of work since stepping down as Hull City boss ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

Villa is searching for a successor to Roberto Di Matteo – who was dismissed last Monday after 12 games in charge - and former Birmingham City boss Bruce is in the frame. 

"I have had a chat with them and that's as far as it's gone," Bruce told Sky Sports.

"They did say they were in a process, which you have to respect. I am hoping that I will hear something this week.

"It would be a terrific job. I am sure everybody would agree, it's one of the big clubs in this country.

"It needs a little bit of turning around at the moment, but they have got a huge support. It is a big club, so let's hope I hear something this week."

Villa sits 19th in the Championship table with 10 points from 11 games.