The new Newcastle United owners have confirmed that Steve Bruce is staying and fans are happy – what on earth is going on?!

After a week of confusion, the club have announced that Bruce will take charge of the team on Sunday. That’s despite the fact we’ve had a week of reports stating that he wouldn’t.

But the 60-year-old is staying for now, and will take charge of his 1000th game in management – a huge milestone.

It’s not the decision fans wanted. They’ve called for Bruce to leave for a long time. It looked like the change of ownership would bring an immediate end to Bruce’s tenure.

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However, that isn’t the case.

What Amanda Staveley has said

In a statement on the club’s official website, Amanda Staveley said: “We have had an extremely busy week reviewing the business and getting to know people and it is imperative that we continue to be patient and considered in our approach.

“Change does not always happen overnight, it demands time and that we follow a carefully considered plan and strategy.

“We met Steve and the players on Monday and have given them the time and space this week to focus on preparing for what is a very important game on Sunday.

“Steve has been very professional in our dealings with him and he and his coaching team will take the team on Sunday. If we make any changes going forward, Steve will be the first to know but, in the meantime, we wish him the best of luck in his 1,000th match as a manager and will be joining you in getting right behind the team.”

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Despite it not being what fans want, they have actually reacted with joy. That’s because we’re getting communication.


Throughout the Mike Ashley era, fans were kept in the dark. Communication was non-existent.

However, it looks like that will change under new owners. They’re going about business in a professional manner, and have probably made a sensible decision in not sacking Bruce just yet.

He will go eventually, but, as Staveley said, change won’t happen overnight.

That’s okay for Toon fans, who are just happy that they’re being kept in the loop.

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The presence of Bruce on Sunday hopefully won’t dampen the mood, as there is still pressure on him to get a result.

If anything, the atmosphere inside St James’ Park should galvanise the players.

For now though, supporters are praising the latest words from Staveley.

Communication key for Newcastle fans, not Steve Bruce decision

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