Bruce ditched the Owls for Tyneside in a move that cost Mike Ashley £1m in compensation last summer, and Chansiri is clearly less than impressed by the way Bruce handled himself.
The Sheffield Star have shared details of the scathing interview, which sees the club owner bitterly state that he didn’t even want Bruce in charge of the Championship club in the first place.
Here is his outburst in full:
“We’ve already received the compensation from them, yeah…
“I told him since the beginning, that things should be straight forward.
“If he wanted to leave or I wanted him to leave, we would talk about.
“I’m just disappointed that he didn’t tell me the truth.
“If he’d told me the truth I would’ve supported him, why was the need to lie?”
Chansiri also claimed that he was fortunate to get the job at Sheffield Wednesday, revealing what he told him before he eventually took the hot seat:
“He wanted to come. I told him ‘I don’t like your style’, you can’t finish my job.
“He said he was good enough.
“I gave him the chance.
“If he hadn’t come to see me then he wouldn’t have the chance to come here.
“He went to Newcastle because of us. If he didn’t come to Wednesday then he wouldn’t have gone to Newcastle.
“Because he came to see me, that’s why he got the job!
“That’s a fact and he cannot say anything to that.
“You can ask him.”
Bruce is hardly known for his loyalty having represented rival clubs in a number of different regions. He has managed both Sheffield clubs, Villa and Birmingham, and of course, Newcastle and Sunderland.
It does seem bizarre for Chansiri to unleash this bitter tirade now, however, with this almost 18 months on from when he left the club. The fact that they are sitting rock bottom of the Championship might have a little something to do with it, perhaps?!
I very much doubt that Bruce will respond to these claims, but it does make for an interesting read nevertheless!