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Wigan boss almost quit game after Sheffield United stint

Wigan boss Steve Bruce came close to quitting football after a torrid spell as Sheffield United manager. Bruce, who earned a reputation as a disloyal manager after managing five clubs in four years, admitted he was raw at the beginning of his management career.

"I was headstrong when I was younger and maybe I've had too many jobs in my time," the Wigan boss told skysports.com.

"My loyalty was questioned for a long time when I was younger, and that's understandable. I found it very difficult to conform and I wanted to do it all my way.

"When things weren't as they say in the brochure, then I wasn't really a very nice chap to be around, unfortunately. After the first year, I thought to myself, 'this isn't for me'.

"It's been a rollercoaster, but I think I've found that something I had at Birmingham. Now I have to establish myself here and put some stability into my career as you can't keep jumping from club to club."

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