Despite calls from fans, the Telegraph have reported multiple reasons why Steve Bruce won’t quit his job at Newcastle United.

Deadline day was an absolute shambles from start to finish for the Magpies.

Bruce was massively let down by Mike Ashley, and must be furious at how he’s been treated by the owner.

Toon fans are angry too, but this feeling caused by Ashley is far too familiar now. For some, they are numb to it. Until there is a change of ownership, nothing will change.

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But this is the first time Bruce has been stung by Ashley.

The pressure is mount on the Toon boss, who witnessed fans turn on him during the 2-2 draw with Southampton.

He’s got no support inside St James’ Park, and on deadline day he wasn’t supported from the boardroom.

Now Bruce will have to find a way of guiding a weaker squad to Premier League survival, all the while having to face up to an angry crowd that have been locked inside and unable to voice their frustrations.


It would be easy for the manager to walk away. It’s hard to see why he we wants to stay to be honest. But the Telegraph have reported why Bruce won’t quit.

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Why it is reportedly unlikely that Steve Bruce will quit

They report that Bruce resigning is unlikely because he doesn’t want to let down the players and staff by betraying their trust.

That’s a fair reason. Joe Willock is the first player who comes to mind of someone who would feel let down.

The Telegraph also claim that Bruce feels like the club need him to keep Newcastle in the Premier League.

This point is questionable. While Bruce obviously has confidence in his abilities, and he’s kept us up the past two seasons, there are multiple other managers out there who could do just as well, if not better. The likes of Eddie Howe and Chris Wilder remain available.

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The only issue would be attracting a manager. It was hard enough finding a Rafa Benitez replacement…

Despite supporters calling on Bruce to walk after deadline day, it looks like he is going nowhere.

Instead he will fight on and have to face the music. He will continue to be the poster boy and mouthpiece for the appalling Ashley regime that has left the club on its knees.

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