Appointed in early June 2012, the past 26 months have been nothing short of memorable by anyone’s standards with Bruce guiding to the Tigers to promotion to the Barclays Premier League in 2012/13 before retaining top-flight status and reaching the FA Cup Final for the first time in the Club’s 110-year history in 2013/14.
Reflecting on reaching the 100-game landmark ahead of tonight’s Europa League Third Qualifying Round tie with AS Trenčín, Bruce said: “I’ve had a really terrific couple of years. I didn't realise it was my 100th game until I was told at the airport.
“It's gone as well as anyone could have hoped it would go. To be promoted, stay up and have the ability to buy people like Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone, Nikica Jelavic, the list goes on. I didn't think that would be possible two years ago.
“To get into a FA Cup final and into Europe, it's been a wonderful couple of years. Long may it continue.
“We know there will be a difficult time but the last two years, although it's been a bit anxious at times, it's been thoroughly enjoyable.”