TalkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan has told Steve Bruce to quit his job at Newcastle United.
There’s been a lot of talk about Bruce’s future at St James’ Park in recent weeks.
First there was the transfer window debacle, which saw only Joe Willock arrive. That left Bruce with a squad weaker than the one he had last season.
Bruce could easily have walked then, let down by the board when he desperately needed their support.
Instead he reportedly went on holiday, while Newcastle released a statement defending their business.
Since then, the Magpies have lost another Premier League game. They were beaten 4-1 by Manchester United on Saturday, leaving them second bottom in the table.
Fans once again chanted for Bruce to leave, who was very spikey in his interview after the game when asked about his alleged trip away.
Despite pressure mounting from all sides, Telegraph reporter Luke Edwards claimed that Bruce’s job was not at risk.
However, Jordan believes it’s time for him to leave St James’ Park.
“I think he should leave Newcastle. I think he can never turn this round. I don’t think he’s ever going to be able to right this,” he told TalkSPORT.
When asked if he thinks Bruce should quit, Jordan said: “Absolutely, and I’ve told him.”
He later added: “The time to quit was when he did his job last year.”
Fans will finally agree with what Simon Jordan has to say
Newcastle fans don’t often agree with Jordan.
His TalkSPORT rants often rile up the Toon Army, which may well be his intention.
But this is something some supporters will be able to get on board with.
Why should Bruce stay at Newcastle? Other compensation, what is keeping him at St James’ Park?
He’s done what was expected of him. He’s guided Newcastle to safety on two occasions.
Despite coming 12th last season, that doesn’t tell the full story. For long parts of the 20/21 campaign we struggled.
Bruce needed support from Mike Ashley, but he didn’t get it.
Jordan is right – he can’t turn this around. Things haven’t improved at all during his tenure. Players haven’t kicked on. The style of football isn’t more entertaining.
It won’t happen, but Bruce should walk away.