first_imgSteve Bruce will mark his hundredth game at Aston Villa when the club faces Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday. He hopes to lead the team on to win their second game in the space of five days.Since Bruce replaced Roberto Di Matteo in 2016, Aston Villa has plunged into a series of difficulties after the manager’s initial period of glory. Villa was not able to qualify to the Premier League last season.Just recently, Villa has suffered a lack of win in five straight games and the fans had demanded that the 57-year-old manager should step down.But Bruce has not been totally disheartened about the hard time he’s suffering currently at Villa, claiming he has enjoyed this period most.“The bigger the challenge, the more I want to get stuck into it,” Bruce said, according to Express & Star.Steve BruceAllardyce praises Newcastle’s Steve Bruce Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Sam Allardyce believes Steve Bruce is a better fit at English Premier League side Newcastle United than he would ever have been.“There’s something sick in me, unfortunately. I really think that. The harder it goes the more I enjoy it.“Every club you manage, it’s a tough job. But certainly the size of the club, to nearly being in administration during the summer, that was a ridiculous scenario really.“Has it been the most difficult? Arguably. But in a perverse way it has been the most enjoyable.“It is a great club and has been an honour to manage, along with some great names who have managed this club before. I am one of them. It doesn’t happen to many.”last_img