"Hull boss Steve Bruce will be offered £15m by Fulham to get them back into the Premier League, and owner Shahid Khan has West Ham's Sam Allardyce in mind should he fail to lure Bruce." (The Sun)
The 54-year-old is currently in charge of Hull but could be tempted by a new challenge with the Tigers currently enduring a woeful campaign. Fulham are looking to invest again in a bid to go up and stay in the Premier League and have identified Bruce as a candidate. They considered an approach prior to appointing Kit Symons and they remain keen. The Cottagers’ Pakistani-American billionaire owner Shahid Khan plans to tempt Bruce away from struggling Hull with a lucrative contract to guide Fulham into the Premier League.
Bruce has already overseen the promotion campaign of two other sides – Birmingham City and two seasons ago with Hull – and Shahid believes in his abilities so much he is willing to pay the former Manchester United defender £12m over three season with potential £1m bonuses per annum, reports the Sun.
The experienced coach has the credentials to do the job for a Whites' side who have struggled to find consistency, morale and ultimately results in the past few months. Kit Symons was brought in as a stabilizer, but owner Khan wants more out of the team which he has invested more than £30m into.
It’s big money but the Fulham owner believes Bruce has all the credentials to turn the Cottagers into promotion candidates after leading Hull and Birmingham into the Premier League with successful Championship campaigns.
As for a time scale, the papers provided very little detail. Some say that this move will be imminent, breaking all the foundations which Symons has laid. Others announce that this change will be made as long as Hull are relegated and Fulham continue to lack points under Kit Symons.
Whatever happens, the rumours have caused chaos throughout England, with both sets of fans reacting in numerous ways. Some beg for change, others request a gentle and calm patience to guide the two sides where they want to go, without disturbing the two managers' progress.