Quinn: 'Steve Bruce has time'

Quinn: 'Steve Bruce has time'
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Former Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn backs manager Steve Bruce to survive under owner Ellis Short.

Former Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has revealed that the Black Cats owner Ellis Short is not considering sacking manager Steve Bruce unless the situation becomes "apocalyptic".

The 44-year-old stepped down as chairman of the Premier League side on Monday and was replaced by owner Short.

The Black Cats are currently 16th in the league table, taking only six points from a possible 21.

Despite pressure looming on Bruce, the former Republic of Ireland international believes that he has "time" to turn it around.

"Steve is not isolated by this, it's the exact opposite," the Daily Mail quotes Quinn as saying. "It's time for him to build a closer relationship with Ellis.

"Steve will get time for this team to gel. There's another window looming. Unless the situation becomes apocalyptic, and it's no good worrying about that, Steve will get time."

Quinn remains within Sunderland working with the club on international development.

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