Wigan boss Steve Bruce has not given up on the idea of managing Newcastle, the club he supported as a boy.
Bruce was offered the chance to take his dream job when Sir Bobby Robson left the club in 2004.
The former Birmingham manager said: "The only genuine opportunity I had was after Sir Bobby left. But I'd just signed a new deal at Birmingham and signed five or six players that summer; I felt out of loyalty to Birmingham at the time that I couldn't go. Do I regret it? Yes of course."
He added: "They were my club when I was a boy and I used to crawl under the turnstiles to watch them."
He added: "Will I ever manage Newcastle? I don't know. Maybe one day.
"You never know because football sends you down many paths."
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