An update has emerged on Newcastle manager Steve Bruce, regarding his future at the club…
The Athletic’s George Caulkin has revealed that he is ‘sure’ the Newcastle manager will be relieved of his duties following PIF’s takeover of the club.
He has claimed that, as of last night, Bruce is unlikely to be sacked on Monday, with the new owners arriving on Tyneside to meet with the team for the first time, but he is expected to go.
“Newcastle’s new owners – a phrase which still takes some getting used to – will be back on Tyneside today. The team are training in the afternoon & the plan is to meet them. As of last night, line was “no decision” on Steve Bruce. I’m sure he’ll go but doubt it will be today.”
Newcastle fans will surely be buzzing by this update from Caulkin. Although it may be surprising to hear that they will not let Bruce go straight away, they may have other priorities to go through before having their final meeting with the ex-Villa coach, such as meeting the squad and the staff around the club.
In terms of the big update in the Tweet, however, the fans will be delighted that Bruce is set to be sacked by Newcastle, even though it may not be on Monday.
A recent survey by the Newcastle United Supporters Trust found that 94.3% of the fans wanted the experienced coach to be axed, with 95.3% predicting relegation for the 2021/22 campaign.
This provides an insight into the mood amongst the fanbase prior to the PIF takeover, with the majority of fans keen on Bruce leaving Tyneside sooner rather than later. Therefore, they will be over the moon with Caulkin revealing that he is sure the 60-year-old will be sent on his merry way in the coming days.
In the interest of balance, it is worth pointing out that Bruce has been able to maintain the ship since Rafa Benitez’s departure. Irrespective of what you may think of his style of play or tactics, Newcastle finished 13th and 12th in his first two seasons at St. James’ Park and that is far from disastrous.
However, this has not been enough to satisfy Newcastle fans and PIF are now ready to swing the axe and appoint a manager of their own to kickstart their life in the north-east.