The previously slow motion disintegration of Hull City AFC has seen a dramatic acceleration this afternoon, with the news that Steve Bruce has quit the club.
There’ll be much more to come on Bruce’s legacy as City’s manager, which by common consent has combined both unrivalled success with a faint air of underachievement.
However, it’s clear that following the Allams’ latest reneging on a sale, no new signings, rumours of no money to spend and Bruce’s own disappointment at not being appointed as the England manager, life has been made intolerable for him at the club. Whatever one’s views of Bruce, he’s been one of the few stabilising influences at a club torn apart by the Allams’ contemptible behaviour. Without him and with rumours of players “fuming” at developments, no additions to a squad ravaged by pre-season injuries and little prospect of any decent manager wishing to work for that ghastly family, our prospects look bleak.
Farewell, Steve. Thanks for everything.