Bruce has already managed the club on two separate occasions previously.
Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has identified former Latics head coach Steve Bruce as being the man to take over from the recently departed Roberto Martinez in the DW stadium hot seat next season, reports the Daily Mail.
The Wigan chairman is currently on the look-out for a new manager after his popular former Spanish boss resigned in the wake of the club’s relegation from the Premier League in May, with Martinez replacing David Moyes in the Goodison Park dug-out in the new campaign.
And now Whelan wants to lure Bruce back to the club for what would be a third spell in charge of Wigan were the Hull City coach to accept his overtures, with the one-time Manchester United captain having managed the team in both 2001 and then again between 2007 and 2009.
In his second spell at the club, Bruce won 23 of his 68 games, giving the 52-year-old an overall win percentage of just 34.