According to Sky Sports, the potential new owners at Newcastle will give Steve Bruce a chance before bringing in their own manager.
Since the takeover talk heated up last week, there has been speculation that a big name manager would arrive to take Bruce’s place. There was chat of Rafa Benitez returning, while odds on Max Allegri shortened.
However, a report by Sky Sports claims that Bruce will at least get to complete the season…whenever that may be.
That means Bruce has nine games to save his job and prove he is the man to take Newcastle forward, potentially lifting them higher than they’ve ever been before.
Sadly for Bruce, it’s hard to see him patrolling the touchline when next season kicks off.
While he has done a good job, he’s not the marquee name who the new owners will want spearheading their investment.
Someone like Benitez would be hugely popular, having departed last summer after issues with Mike Ashley. Rafa returning and new owners would literally be a dream scenario for most fans.
However, Bruce deserves to see the season out. Under testing conditions, he has done better than most expected.
His side are currently 13th in the table, on 35 points after winning their last game at Southampton before football was put on hold.
Fans react to new owner’s reported plans for Steve Bruce
Hope Bruce wins us the FA Cup then leaves a hero ⬛⬜⬛⬜⬛⬜⬛⬜
— Dameo1892 (@DamianPearce89) April 20, 2020
Feel sorry for Bruce, he’s had a decent season and doesn’t deserve to be sacked on the back of it. Good run in the FA Cup (regardless of opposition) and was on track to better last seasons point tally as well.
— Marshall Dixon (@MarshallD141102) April 20, 2020
deserves the season. his dream job let him finish the season
— flynn ○● (@nufcflynn) April 20, 2020
Makes total sense. No point in making any changes at present
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) April 20, 2020
As expected and deserves at least.
— Dean Dodds (@DeanDodds2) April 20, 2020
Hope he does, blokes kept us in this division when we were told he would relegate us, took some awful abuse along the way, thankfully only on social media and not the match going fans.
— David McMillan (@drmcnufc) April 20, 2020