Newcastle fans react as Steve Bruce makes his first comments after the takeover
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Newcastle fans react as Steve Bruce makes his first comments after the takeover

With the Newcastle takeover saga now over, Steve Bruce is the manager of one of the richest clubs in the world.

That sums up what a ridiculous two days it has been for the Magpies.

Wednesday brought news that the deal could be back on. By Thursday evening it was official.

Mike Ashley has left St James’ Park, and he has been replaced by Amanda Staveley’s Saudi-backed consortium.

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There will be big changes at the club over the comings days, weeks, months and years. This is a new era for Newcastle United.

But what does the future hold for Bruce? The 60-year-old is hardly popular at Newcastle, with the club 19th in the league and without a win this season.

However, Staveley has admitted that they are yet to make a decision regarding the manager.

Following the takeover, Bruce has spoken to the Telegraph, and admitted that he knows his time may be up at the club, even if he would like to stay.

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“I want to continue, I’d like the chance to show the new owners what I can do, but you have to be realistic and they may well want a new manager to launch things for them,” he said.

“New owners normally want a new manager. I’ve been around long enough to understand that.

“That decision is not up to me. I accept that and I will accept what comes my way.”

While he may want to stay and get a chance to prove himself to the new owners, it feels highly unlikely.

The mood among Toon fans is incredible right now, but only 48 hours ago they were sat bemoaning the fact that Bruce is still manager.

A change of ownership doesn’t change what has been happening on the pitch during Bruce’s tenure. The performances haven’t been good enough.

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Bruce was never going to be sacked by Ashley. He reportedly wanted to leave the choice of a new manager to the new owners.

Now Newcastle have those new owners, and it is up to them whether or not they stick with Bruce or go in a different direction. Meanwhile, fans have made their feelings clear on Twitter.

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