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.

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Steve Bruce (Photo by Newcastle United/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

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.

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Steve Bruce (Photo by Newcastle United/Getty Images)

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:

 

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