Newcastle fans are despairing yet again, with a fresh report claiming Steve Bruce is set to make a public vow to see out his contract.
The Chronicle have said that the 60-year-old is ready to express his defiance in the face of a huge backlash by reaffirming his desire to honour his contract, which expires in the summer of 2022.
Opinion has seemingly never been stronger on the part of the fans that Bruce should be sacked as head coach.
He has overseen a truly terrible run of results, with just two wins coming since mid-December.
The threat of relegation is very real at the moment, and there’s a chance Fulham could leapfrog Newcastle in the table this weekend.
The Chronicle say that Bruce will not be forced out under pressure from supporters, and that he will reiterate his stance during his Good Friday press conference.
He, somehow, still has the backing of Newcastle chiefs and will be looking to repay that faith with a positive result against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
On social media, many fans were exasperated at the prospect of Bruce remaining in charge all the way until the very end of his contract:
So he wants to take us to league 1 then?
— Ri (@bignes1080) March 30, 2021
He vows to become the most hated manager in Newcastle history then…
— Danny Doom ⚪⚫ (@DannyDoom333) March 30, 2021
Let’s see how long he lasts when the fans return to St James’ Park.
— Steve Jones (@sjonesy_1) March 30, 2021
There’s certainly going to be an interesting atmosphere at the first game where fans are allowed in if he sticks to that vow. He won’t be able to avoid the opinion of the fans forever.
— The Boy In The Lightbox. (@LaserWave2) March 30, 2021
Tuesday and the weeks ruined.
— Raff. (@RaffNUFC) March 30, 2021
League 1 here we come!
— Craig Harle (@sunnyharle81) March 30, 2021
That’s going to increase his popularity no end
— paul (@who_knows_where) March 30, 2021
If he does say that it is unnecessary and further evidence that he doesn’t mind adding fuel to an already fierce fire. Instead why not tell us how he plans to avoid relegation, his tactics, players etc. Not once again ‘dust ourselves down, (—-) are a good team blaa blaa blaa’.
— chis (@possumbelly) March 30, 2021
what is the point.
— kyle davidson (@kyledavidson_x) March 30, 2021