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Newcastle: Craig Hope delivers Steve Bruce update

A key update on the future of Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has emerged ahead of this weekend’s Premier League matches… 

What’s the talk?

According to the Daily Mail‘s Craig Hope, the 60-year-old will be in charge against Tottenham as PIF are attempting to do things the right way instead of rushing into decisions.

Bruce is still expected to be relieved of his duties by the new owners, with the decision being delayed instead of changed.

Hope wrote: “We have been told that the new ownership model – led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and headed on Tyneside by Amanda Staveley – is ‘process driven’ and will be ‘methodical’ in their approach.

“However, sources say it would be wrong to accuse the consortium of ‘indecision’ and it is more a case of them doing things ‘properly’, suggesting the situation is a delay as opposed to a change of heart.”

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Delight

Newcastle fans will surely be delighted by this update from Hope for several reasons. For starters, it shows that the plan is still to sack Bruce, and his involvement against Spurs does not indicate that he is set to be given a chance to stay on a longer-term basis.

A recent survey, prior to the takeover, by the Newcastle United Supporters Trust found that 94.3% of supporters are keen to see him depart St James’ Park, with 95.3% fearing that relegation is incoming at the end of the season.

This suggests that fans want Bruce to be sacked by the new owners, which is why the news that he will be managing the team against Spurs could have left them feeling concerned about the rest of the campaign. However, this update from Hope has allayed any fears they may have had, with the former Sunderland and Villa boss likely to go on his merry way after the weekend’s match.

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Another reason why many supporters will be delighted with this report is that it proves PIF are not going to make rash, illogical decisions and risk ruining the club. They are on Tyneside for the long-term and are not looking to make a million and one changes in their first week, which could lead to chaos on and off the pitch, and that will surely be music to Newcastle fans’ ears.

Whilst most supporters may want Bruce out as quickly as possible, they could appreciate that PIF are working hard to have a replacement in situ beforehand in order to avoid a spell of time without a permanent manager in the role. Hopefully the club will be able to resolve the situation in the next couple of weeks and leave Magpies fans with something to enjoy when the new head coach is announced.

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