Hull boss Bruce enjoys swipe at Sunderland after promotion

Hull City boss Steve Bruce is delighted to have led the club back into the Premier League.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce is delighted to have led the club back into the Premier League.

Bruce celebrated his third promotion to the Barclays Premier League yesterday then took a swipe at former club Sunderland, declaring: "Hopefully, I've proved to a few people that I'm not bad at what I do."

He could not resist a dig at Sunderland owner Ellis Short who sacked him in 2011.

"I took over a team that had avoided relegation on the last day," he said. "We finished 13th in the first year, 10th in the second, balanced the books and then I got the sack after 11 games. Of course it hurt me. I thought I'd get a chance and it didn't happen.

"But then you dust yourself down because you have to work hard for the chance to work at a club like Sunderland, and it's taken away from you. So you have to rebuild yourself and it's tough. Then you have to get ready for a challenge again."

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