With it being known that Steve Bruce will take the reins at Hillsborough on February 1 following his appointment as Jos Luhukay’s replacement at Sheffield Wednesday, plenty of eyebrows were raised as to why he wasn’t beginning work immediately.
Suggestions have been pretty rife on social media, and quite humorous at points as well to be honest, but Alan Biggs took to social media the other day to post up a very sensible and pretty understandable explanation as to why Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence have taken caretaker charge alongside Lee Bullen for the remainder of January, with our new gaffer following later.
Can offer an insight into Steve Bruce’s Feb 1st start at #swfc. Simply – in 2018, when both his parents sadly died, Steve’s wife spent months helping tend them while he worked at Villa. He pledged to repay her in time off football – before the Owls approach.
— Alan Biggs (@AlanBiggs1) January 4, 2019
Over the weekend, Steve’s son, Alex, ‘liked’ the Tweet and many have taken that as proof that it’s the proper story here behind the delay, and if you click the Tweet above, the warm messages of support and understanding show the kind of fanbase he’ll soon have cheering him on.