Steve Bruce has reportedly been offered to Manchester United as the club seek an interim boss to stabilize the ship until a permanent successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is found.
Solskjaer was sacked last weekend after a scorching run of results, which saw the Red Devils drop to seventh place in the Premier League.
Michael Carrick was given the job temporarily and he led his side to a 2-0 victory over Villarreal in their maiden Champions League outing on Tuesday night.
Bruce, however, has now put his name in the mix for the acting role with his agent “proposing him to the club,” according to the Mail.
Following his sacking from Newcastle, Bruce said he believed the Magpies’ position would be his last in the game.
“I think this could be my last job,” Bruce told The Telegraph. “It was very, very hard.
“Never to be really wanted, to feel that people wanted me to fail and to say that I would fail, that I was useless, a big waste of space, a tactically inept head of cabbage.”
Still, it looks like he wants another chance and has his eyes set on the Old Trafford hotseat.
The 60-year-old is a club legend having scored 51 goals in 414 appearances on his way to becoming one of football’s best defenders.
He spent nine seasons at United under the management of legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson, with whom he was very successful, winning twelve trophies including three Premier League titles.
Red Devils legend Peter Schmeichel, who spent five years with Bruce at United, believes his former teammate would be a great short-term fix for the club.
“Someone like Steve Bruce could be a really good option – a secure pair of hands to take over the team and the club for the rest of the season,” he told talkSPORT.
“If I’m being honest I hope the next manager is picked and will be in place before an interim manager is appointed because I don’t think the club need to have that kind of confusion.
“What the team needs more than anything are new voices in the locker room, something different, a different kind of inspiration.
“Even Michael Carrick said that, he’s worked for Ole for so long and he’s going to be the same as him.
“Carrick played very well at Villarreal but it’s only one game. It is very important that we have a manager in place and that we look to the future.