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Andy Carroll takes brutal swipe at his former manager Steve Bruce after West Brom sacking

Andy Carroll takes brutal swipe at his former manager Steve Bruce after West Brom sacking

Andy Carroll's Reading face West Brom on Saturday.

Andy Carroll has fired a brutal shot at his former manager Steve Bruce following his sacking at West Brom.

Bruce was relieved of his duties as West Brom manager after a poor start to the season that has the left club in the relegation zone.

They currently sit in 22nd in the Championship ahead of travelling to fifth-placed Reading on Saturday.

The Royals could go top of the league with a win over West Brom providing results go their way.

And ahead of facing West Brom at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, Reading striker Carroll has taken a swipe at Bruce, who managed him at Newcastle United.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

He savagely joked his side were 'guaranteed three points' before Bruce was dismissed.

"It's always sad to see people get the sack," the 33-year-old told the Reading Chronicle. "Especially when we were guaranteed three points at the weekend. It is a shame but that's football.

"You don't get the results, it's a business at the end of the day. That's why you have to keep the lads together and work hard as a manager and get the lads working hard for you.

"Everyone is enjoying themselves."

Bruce has managed Carroll in two different spells. He first managed him during his stint as Newcastle manager between 2019 and 2021.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

They then reunited at West Brom when Carroll signed a short-term deal at The Hawthorns last season.

The former Liverpool and West Ham United man, meanwhile, moved to Reading during the summer and shocked fans when he picked his squad number.

He's scored one goal in four appearances this season as Reading enjoy a brilliant start to their league campaign.

They've won seven of their 13 league meetings, accumulating 22 points - just two points off the top.

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Topics: Andy Carroll, Reading, West Brom, Football