After appearing to be on the verge of being sacked at Newcastle United, Steve Bruce has turned the club’s fortunes around and has bagged himself the Manager of the month award for April but Newcastle United Hall of Famer, Rob Lee, exclusively told Football FanCast that Bruce will want money to spend this summer.
Bruce recently did an explosive interview on talkSPORT where he claimed that his future at Newcastle was not for him to decide and was instead up to others higher up at the club to make a decision on his position.
Rob Lee told FFC exclusively that Bruce’s interview on talkSPORT may have been his way of asking Mike Ashley for some money to spend this summer, but admits it’s hard to predict what the owner will do:
“I’m not sure Mike Ashley is logical because you never know what he’s going to do. He never comes out and says anything about what he’s going to do at the club, so you have no idea what he’s planning.
“I think Bruce is saying that Ashley has either got to give him some money and let him get the players that he wants or sack him and get somebody else in and give them some money. Whoever it is, whether it’s Bruce or somebody else, they need some money otherwise we’ll find ourselves in the same position again next year.”
Ashley may well be scared from spending big money on players with his one and only big purchase, Joelinton, has burned a hole in his pocket as the striker has managed just six goals in 68 league games.
The Magpies have confirmed their Premier League status for next season after Fulham failed to keep up with Newcastle’s recent run of good form, as Scott Parker’s side won just once in their last eight games.