Bruce agrees new Hull deal

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March 11, 2015 17:33:32 UK

Steve Bruce has said that Premier League survival is crucial for Hull City after agreeing a new contract with the Tigers.

Although final details have not yet been announced, it is believed the 54-year-old will pen a new three-year contract with the club.

The former Manchester United defender was previously on a one-year rolling contract, but will now stay at the KC Stadium until the end of the 2017-18 season.

Bruce guided Hull to promotion from the Championship two years ago and to Premier League safety and the FA Cup Final last term.

We have achieved a lot in the few years we have been here but this is just the beginning of the journey.

Steve Bruce

Hull are currently 15th in the table with ten games remaining and are 4.33 to be relegated this season. They face a crunch clash at Leicester City on Saturday, which they are 3.50 to win.

The club said on Twitter: “We are delighted to confirm that Steve Bruce has agreed a new deal with the club, which will be signed within the next 24 hours.”

Meanwhile, Bruce said: “I’m delighted to have committed my future to the club – we have achieved a lot in the few years we have been here but this is just the beginning of the journey.

“Premier League survival is now crucial for us at this time, as is improving our training facility as we look to continue to grow and become a solid, well-run Premier League club.

“I would like to thank the owners for their continued support as well as the fans; we have had the supporters backing since we arrived here in Hull and long may that continue.”

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