Last Updated: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:46
Steve Bruce insists there is "no magic wand to management" and backed new Sunderland boss Gus Poyet to be a success on Wearside.
Poyet has been appointed as head coach of Bruce's former side Sunderland following the sacking of Paolo Di Canio and the Hull boss believes he will need time to find his feet at the Stadium of Light.
Bruce insists that a manager is "only as good as his players", but he feels Poyet can prove to be a success at Sunderland.
He told talkSPORT: "A manager is only as good as his players. The better and bigger players you have got, the easier the job becomes. There is no magic wand to management.
"There might be somebody who changes the philosophy and changes the style but if you are going to do that you need time. Gus Poyet played open and expansive football at Brighton. If he is to do that at Sunderland, he must be given time."
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