According to Telegraph reporter Luke Edwards, Steve Bruce will continue to be backed by the Newcastle United board.

That’s despite the fact the club are 19th in the table, with no wins in all competitions this season.

On top of that, the fans have voiced their displeasure at the manager, calling for him to be sacked. Those calls would’ve came a lot earlier had supporters not been banned from attending games last season.

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But Edwards claims that Toon fans won’t be getting their wish any time soon.

He wrote on Twitter: “Information from multiple sources at #nufc is Bruce will continue to be backed (not financially clearly) and is not under any threat short to medium term.”

After relaying the information he’s received from the club, Edwards has pondered whether or not fans should continue to voice their concerns at the manager.

Should Toon fans just roll over and accept the wretched football they’re paying to watch? Absolutely not.

Update on the future of Steve Bruce should not change Newcastle fans’ attitude against Leeds

There will be anger inside St James’ Park on Friday. It will be Newcastle’s first home game since the transfer window closed and Mike Ashley failed to back his manager.

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It will also be the first home game since the club’s incredible statement, defending the way they conduct business. It will also be the first home game since Bruce’s little trip to Portugal, but his tan might have faded by then.


Tensions will be high. One stray pass and fans could easily turn. That’s the kind of pressure Bruce is under right now. Damn you, Evening Chronicle…

While reports that Bruce is going nowhere will disappoint fans, it does not mean they should sit on their hands and accept it.

They pay their hard earned money to watch this football club, and are being, quite frankly, ripped off right now.

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There’s nothing to be positive about at Newcastle. The main problem is, as always, the ownership. But we’ve got a manager who is way out of his depth, and spending more time having a pop at reporters and hailing the opposition.

While Bruce isn’t the major problem, he’s complicit in the club’s downfall on the pitch. That lies at his door.

Eventually, something has to give. But the atmosphere among fans likely won’t improve until there’s a change in the dugout.

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