Bruce Planning New Contract Talks

Bruce's current contract expiresat the end of next season, but he is concerned that prospective new owner Carson Yeung will want to bring in a new manager when, if expected, he takes complete control of the club.

"I believe Mr Yeung and his people are due over to watch our game against Manchester City on October 20th, Bruce told The Guardian newspaper.

"I would like several issues resolved, more for the benefit of the club as a whole than anything else, so I'm going to try and set up a meeting.

"Generally football clubs do not progress if there is any instability. At a Premier League club, such an atmosphere is asking for trouble.

"That's why I need to thrash out the whole subject with them. Then we will all know where we stand."