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I'll always be grateful to Mourinho - Bruce

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed that a crate of red wine is behind his good relationship with his Chelsea counterpart, Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho has been known to rub a number of Premier League bosses up the wrong way but Bruce only has positive things to say about the Portuguese, who takes his Chelsea side to the KC Stadium on Sunday.

The Tigers manager believes that the mutual respect between them goes back to when Mourinho, during his first spell at Stamford Bridge, loaned and then sold Finnish striker Mikael Forssell to Birmingham City - then managed by Bruce.

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