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Steve Bruce's new season brings a lot less sleep

Jonathan Warren

01.08.2011

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Jonathan Warren
_F0N6993While many people may see it as their dream job, being a Premiership manager is not without its drawbacks. For Steve Bruce, Sunderland AFC head coach, it's a case of no sleep - whatever he tries. Bruce explained his situation to Mirror Football after he had received a complaint from a player about a bed at the pre-season training camp. Claiming that it was too soft, the team member explained that he wasn't sleeping well. The manager said of the conversation: "I told him: 'Try being a manager and sleeping, son'. That's ten months of no sleep. Ten months of not switching off, thinking about every little thing. It feels OK now, because we haven't started yet, but pretty soon that fear kicks in. The adrenaline that pushes you." Bruce explained that when he looks down his list of fixtures, he has to first deal with Liverpool, then host local rivals Newcastle at home - "and we all know what that means," he explained. "It takes over your life."

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