It now looks pretty likely Steve Bruce will take up the tricky post of Aston Villa manager, but that’s not the only thing that’s been noted…
It looks like a bit of time out from football has done the former Hull boss the world of good, reports SkyNews.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Goals On Sunday, Bruce revealed he has already held talks with Villa and that he is optimistic about his prospects of landing the role.
Steve Bruce! Where's the rest of him?! pic.twitter.com/PsaobsmPGg
— Pogchester United (@SarcyFringehead) October 9, 2016
I’m hoping I hear something this week. It would be a terrific job. It’s a big, big job and let’s hope I hear something this week. If the opportunity arose, it’s something I would seriously consider.
But the thing that has really got tongues wagging is Steve’s incredible weight loss transformation.
Appearing opposite Chris Kamara and Ben Shephard and alongside his son Alex, Steve looked positively svelte compared to just a few months ago.
Steve Bruce didn't think his holiday could get any worse, then he saw Greenpeace coming down the beach pic.twitter.com/vUHO5UhuJ2Advertisement
— Ben McKenna (@benmckenna) February 29, 2016
Bruce has been the target of jokes about his physique – an issue which came to a head in April last year when the former Manchester United defender vowed to address his weight after unflattering pictures of him were published in the tabloids.
And it looks like he’s come through on his promise, with many viewers taking to Twitter to congratulate him:
— The Red Devil (@Diavolo_Rosso1) October 9, 2016
Steve Bruce on goals on Sunday,will always have a soft spot for him.Amazing how much weight he's lost well done him 👏
— Megan Darlington (@MDarlington1968) October 9, 2016
Good to see Steve Bruce looking really well! Still doesn't seem right that he's not here anymore! Love the man #hcafc
— Lee Scott (@LeeScott92) October 9, 2016
Let’s see if he can do a similarly good job at reversing Villa’s fortunes now…