Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that he expects Steve Bruce to remain at Newcastle United.
With the Magpies having found themselves in a relegation battle this season, some supporters have called for the 60-year-old to be sacked.
They have managed to find some form of late, though, picking up good results against Tottenham, Burnley and West Ham and no longer look to be in danger of going down – especially after Fulham failed to hold onto their 1-0 lead away at Arsenal.
Some fans may still not be happy, but Hendrie cannot see a change in the St. James’ Park dugout happening anytime soon.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about Bruce’s future, the ex-Villa player said:
“I don’t actually think Steve Bruce will go if I’m being quite honest. From sources that I know and speak to, they’ve got no thought of changing him at this current time.“
While Bruce’s short-term future at the club looks safe as Newcastle continue to remain out of the drop zone, it will be interesting to see what happens in the summer.
Talk of a takeover continues to rumble on. If one eventually does happen, the new regime may want a new man in the dugout.