Bruce took the reins at the relegated giants recalling the stick he’s had at Villa Park over the years.
The new Villa boss laughed: “I’m used to them calling me Potato Head, so hopefully I’ll get something a bit more flattering this time around!
“I always took it as a compliment that I must have been doing something right. The vast majority of support I’ve had so far has been really good.”
Bruce’s connection with arch-rivals Birmingham is a thing of the past, he said, adding: “It’s 15 years since I marched through the door there.