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Steve Bruce laments lack of British managers

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Bruce admits it is frustrating that all the top jobs in British football seem to be taken by foreign managers.

There became five English managers in the Premier League after Kevin Ball took over the reigns at the Stadium of Light after Paolo Di Canio was sacked.

Both Manchester City and Chelsea chose to appoint foreign bosses, picking Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho respectively over the summer.

Southampton replaced Nigel Adkins with Mauricio Pochettino last season which has proved a success for the Saints.

The Hull City boss also claims he was delighted to see Manchester United appoint David Moyes after the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Bruce told Sky Sports: "With the failure rate and the time it takes for exams and to pass your badges, there is a big myth out there that it is a big merry-go-round, one or two don't get back on, they have a crack at management and it doesn't quite work out but they are never to be seen again.

"So we must encourage the young British manager and of course I am delighted that Man United went for Moyes, there is someone who has been terrific.

"It is a frustration for us all that all the big jobs seem to be going for the foreign coach and I have got nothing against that, but we must find a way to encourage young British coaches if we can as we are never going to produce a great manager again if we are not going to give them a chance."

Bruce, who has previously managed the likes of Sunderland, Wigan Athletic and Birmingham City, has led his Hull side to eighth in the Premier League winning three times.

And the former United centre back tipped Sky Sports analyst Jamie Carragher as a strong candidate to manage at the top in the future.

"Jamie Carragher would be someone who I thought would go into management as he has something to offer, he is full of enthusiasm, he is a football nut, usually they are the ones who you think is management material," said Bruce.

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