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Hull boss Bruce rules himself out of Newcastle running

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has cooled talk of quitting for Newcastle United.

Bruce faced the speculation head on this morning.

"People know that I am from Newcastle, I was a Newcastle supporter as a boy and it has been regurgitated since I was a 22-year-old playing for Norwich and Gillingham.

"For that obvious reason every time I am linked with them. It's very flattering as I'm a Geordie but that's it.

"I have a job to do here and it would be wrong for me to think of anything else other than get this club out of the position we are in and that's all I am focused on.

"It would be wrong for the speculation to keep carrying on for the club, for the supporters, for the players.

"I am determined to see this through and make sure we stay in the Premier League and build on the good work we have done in the last two hand a half years.

"I have had three offers in the two and a half years I have been here and I have turned them all down so I think the chairman knows the way I feel and why would I want to leave now? It's not right, and I hope people respect that."

Asked if he ruled himself out of moving to Newcastle, he replied: "Yes - I have got a job to do here, it would be very difficult for us to uproot and I don't think that would be fair."

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