Steve Bruce is set to be sacked by Newcastle United this week, according to The Mirror. The club’s new owners think that having him in the dugout against Tottenham next weekend could dampen supporters’ spirits.
Newcastle are under new ownership. Last week, Mike Ashley ended his 14-year association with the Magpies and now the excitement among the fan base is at its highest for years.
Bruce considers Newcastle as his boyhood club. He won’t, however, bring up 1000 games in management with the Magpies and is instead set to collect his p45.
Newcastle will seemingly go in search of a new boss. The club will want a stellar appointment to lead the club into a new era and match lofty ambitions likely to be set by the board.
This all seems like dream stuff for Newcastle fans. After years of disappointment under Ashley, the Magpies can now look ahead to seemingly happier times.
Bruce did an okay job last season in particularly difficult circumstances. This season his team has looked extremely predictable though and their form is horrific.
He can have few complaints about the sacking and he’ll be paid handsomely by the club once the axe does fall.
What have Newcastle fans said about Bruce?
It’s fair to say they’re ecstatic. Bruce has never been popular at St James’ Park and in the eyes of many supporters, this has been long overdue.
The next appointment is massive. Newcastle need a manager that will unite the fan base and get the players winning games of football.
The Magpies have Tottenham next and the team can ill-afford to waste any more time this season.
Here is what the Newcastle fan base had to say about Bruce’s pending departure.