first_img 3 Ryan Giggs has admitted he was disappointed, but not surprised to see Steve Bruce sacked as Aston Villa boss.After having a cabbage flung at him and failing to beat Preston North End at home, Bruce was relieved of his duties at Villa Park. Giggs is now manager of the Wales national team 3 Getty Defeat to Fulham in last year’s Play –Off Final brought the club tantalizingly close to a return to the Premier League.However, this campaign has seen the club make a much lower start,  with the Villans sitting in 13th place – although they are just two points off a play-off place.Wales boss Ryan Giggs played with Bruce at Manchester United and admitted, although he was disappointed to see his former captain sacked, the nature of modern-day football means he is not surprised.“I know Brucey well, played with him for a lot of years,” Giggs told talkSPORT. 3 Bruce and Giggs share a moment on the touchline Bruce’s side hit a poor run of form since losing the Play-Off Final “He’s a brilliant person; he was someone I looked up to when I came into the team so as a fellow manager to see him lose his job is disappointing.“As someone who did so well last year, he was one game away from getting promotion.“So it’s disappointing to see because of the position that they’re at – they’re not far off the play-off position.“But, that is the landscape that is management at the moment that is what is happening more and more frequently. “So you’re not surprised.”While a host of names have been linked with the vacant Villa Park hot seat, it remains to be seen what will happen with Bruce and his future in the game.However, talkSPORT host Darren Gough believes the Premier League-winning centre-half should return to Old Trafford on a short-term deal to replace Jose Mourinho.last_img