Bents move to Villa angers Bruce

Last updated : 20 January 2011 By BBC Sport

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has criticised counterpart Gerard Houllier in the wake of England striker Darren Bent's £24m move to Aston Villa.Bent signed for Villa on Tuesday - two days after handing in a transfer request - with Bruce suggesting their boss Houllier had gone behind his back.

"I'd have liked even a phone call from Mr Houllier, for whom I had the utmost respect," said Bruce.

"We're disappointed with someone of his magnitude, but there you go."

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Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport