Newcastle United have new owners, but a new manager doesn’t appear to be absolutely imminent.
It is expected that Steve Bruce will not last much longer in the dugout at St. James’ Park.
But some supporters hoping he will be sacked before the Tottenham Hotspur game this weekend might be set for disappointment.
According to Chronicle journalist Lee Ryder, Bruce took training yesterday along with Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence, and he is back at the training ground today.
He also adds that Graeme Jones did his usual drills.
The information from Ryder does not suggest that Bruce is on the brink of leaving his post.
The Mirror reported that Jones would be taking over from Bruce on an interim basis.
They stated that the new owners are hard at work searching for the right candidate to replace Bruce, and have already fielded several applications.
On social media, some Toon fans have been reacting to Ryder’s tweet.
In many people’s eyes, Bruce being removed from his post before the Tottenham clash now looks unlikely.
Some make the point that Bruce would not be as heavily involved as he is right now, if he was about to lose his job.
Surely, if the plan was to have Jones take charge on Sunday, then the decision to fire Bruce would have been made by now.
That way, the players would get essential time working with just Jones.
Newcastle fans react
Here’s what some supporters said after Ryder’s Bruce update:
They are gonna keep him aren’t they……
— Cameron Kerr (@Cameron__Kerr) October 13, 2021
He’s going nowhere yet is he. what a shame, when we inevitably go 1-0 down to Spurs on Sunday the whole atmosphere is going to sour.
— Nikos ⚪⚫ (@Nikos_NUFC) October 13, 2021
Why it makes absolutely no sense. We can’t continue under Bruce #nufc
— Stephen Clayton (@SteClayton) October 13, 2021
If he wasn’t going to be in the dugout on Sunday you’d think he would have gone already. You’d want to give whoever is going to be in charge as much time as possible to work with the squad, be it someone new or Jones. #nufc
— Andrew Neill (@andrewsneill) October 13, 2021
Seems such an easy win to relieve him of his duties! Makes no sense to me if that’s the plan! Trust them wholeheartedly and hope it all becomes clearer down the line 🤷♂️
— Kevin Hunter (@KevinHunter2408) October 13, 2021
He’s not going anywhere is he 😭
— David Stratton (@SlothyVlogs) October 13, 2021
He’ll be in charge vs Spurs now, be shocked if he’s gone now
— Chris Quinn (@ChrisQuinnNCL) October 13, 2021
— Hollie Taylor (@Geordie_Hollie7) October 13, 2021
Sorry but I simply just don’t get this . I thought we were wiping the slate clean . This isn’t good PR in my opinion
— Guy (@Guybamburgh) October 13, 2021