Bruce committed to Hull City

Bruce was one on the names being touted for the position at his boyhood team, along with Steve McClaren, Tony Pulis, Tim Sherwood, Frank de Boer and Fabricio Coloccini.

Although Pardew has yet to complete his move to Selhurst Park, he is expected to be unveiled as new Palace boss later today.

But Bruce insists he has much to achieve with Hull, and has no plans to leave the KC Stadium as he prepares for the New Year???s Day clash with Everton.

The 54-year-old has revealed he has already turned down three offers from other clubs since joining Hull in 2012.

Bruce said: “People know that I am from Newcastle, I was a Newcastle supporter as a boy and it has been regurgitated since I was a 22-year-old playing for Norwich and Gillingham.

“For that obvious reason every time I am linked with them. It’s very flattering as I’m a Geordie but that’s it.

“I have a job to do here and it would be wrong for me to think of anything else other than get this club out of the position we are in and that’s all I am focused on.

“It would be wrong for the speculation to keep carrying on for the club, for the supporters, for the players.

“I am determined to see this through and make sure we stay in the Premier League and build on the good work we have done in the last two and a half years.

“I have had three offers in the two and a half years I have been here and I have turned them all down so I think the chairman knows the way I feel and why would I want to leave now? It’s not right, and I hope people respect that.”