Sheffield Wednesday: Bruce’s future to be decided after Play-Off Final

Hull boss Steve Bruce

Hull boss Steve Bruce

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Hull manager Steve Bruce will wait until after the Championship Play-Off final with Sheffield Wednesday before finding out if his future lies at the club.

Bruce has guided the Tigers to the final following a 3-2 aggregate victory over Derby in the semi-final and a nervous 2-0 home defeat in the second leg - his 200th game in charge of the team.

But Bruce will not worry about his future until after the Wembley final with Wednesday on May 28.

Derby won the second leg at the KC Stadium with an early Johnny Russell strike and an Andy Robertson own goal.

Hull were able to hang on with a first-leg goal from Abel Hernandez, a Jason Shackell own goal and Robertson’s effort.

Asked about his future following Tuesday’s second-leg defeat, Bruce said: “You are asking the question constantly because it’s been lingering around for six months.

“I can’t stop it because if I’d lost tonight, by the way, I could have been sacked,” Bruce added with a nervous laugh.

“With our profession at the moment the way it is you are asked the question constantly.

“I have been here now four years and as I will always do, I will sit down with the owners when the final game has gone and see what happens.”

Bruce’s future is further clouded by the fact the club’s owner Assem Allam is trying to sell.

Allam has been the subject of protests this season after a failed attempt to change the team’s name and for introducing an unpopular membership scheme.

“There are all sorts of takeovers and carry-ons going on,” added Bruce.

“I will sit down with the owners regardless of what league we are in and what their future plans are.”

A candid Bruce revealed he did not know the latest position regarding the sale of the club.

He said: “I’m not privy to anything. I only get what you have got.”

Bruce was a relieved man after his Hull side scraped past Derby County to clinch their third Wembley trip in two years.

“It was one of them where we have hung on and we got through in the end,” he admitted.