Bruce is favourite for the job at Villa Park, which became available after Roberto Di Matteo’s sacking on Monday. just four months into his reign.
And former Villa keeper Given thinks Bruce is the perfect replacement for the Italian, even taking into his account his past at rivals Birmingham.
The Republic of Ireland international has urged his old side to give the job to the former Hull boss as soon as possible.
“I think he’d be a good candidate,” Given told TalkSport.