Sunderland boss Steve Bruce vows to fight on despite awful home defeat to Wigan Athletic

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce just cannot look as his side lose to Wigan Athletic.
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce just cannot look as his side lose to Wigan Athletic.

STEVE Bruce has vowed to fight on in his job, despite Sunderland fans turning on him in their droves at the weekend.

Wes Brown’s howler, which handed a woeful Wigan side a last-gasp victory, proved the final straw for the vast majority of wavering fans, who finally got off the fence and on to the manager’s back.

But Bruce says the anger from supporters only makes him more determined to deliver the success they crave.

“I’ve not considered my position at all,” he said, after being asked whether he had thought about stepping down.

“It’s disappointing to hear fans chanting against you, but I’m a resilient so-and-so.

“I’ve had stick all my life and always come through.

“There’s something in me which never gives up and I don’t intend to quit.

“As far as my future is concerned, that’s up to Ellis Short, but I’ve got no intention of walking away.

“I’m more determined than ever to see it through because I don’t think we are that far away.

“I’m still the same manager who got us only our third top 10 finish in 50 years.

“And I know that and the players can still turn this situation around.”

Read Graeme Anderson’s match report, plus more of Bruce’s comments, in today’s Sportmail.