There are lots of reports in the papers recently, that Steve Bruce is being lined up to become Newcastle manager in the summer.
Steve Bruce – would not say no for a second time
But just to add a little bit of realism into this, we don’t think Newcastle will be looking for a new manager anytime soon, assuming Joe Kinnear can recover from his heart surgery and is fit enough, and wants to carry on the job at Newcastle.
We think he’ll be back in charge by around mid-April, at the latest. And it would appear that Mike Ashley is willing to have Joe in charge for at least two years, so he can establish Newcastle back in the top six or top eight, and even get us back into Europe.
But once Joe has achieved that, we’re not sure he can take Newcastle much further, but we’d be happy to be proved wrong on that. If we are considering new managers three that come to mind are Steve Bruce, Sven Eriksson and Mark Hughes.
If Manchester City keep losing to mediocre sides like Portsmouth, like they did over the weekend, the City owners will not keep Mark at the helm for much longer, and he’s pushing his luck with some of these poor performances.
We were really hoping, for our own good, that City could have beaten Portsmouth, who are now level on points with Newcastle. 🙁
Certainly if Mark is fired he’s be in great demand, since he’s more than a useful manager and would do well at Newcastle.
Sven Eriksson would love the Newcastle job, there’s no doubt about that, but he has said he’ll take Mexico through to the World Cup in South Africa next summer, even tho0ugh Mexico were beaten 2-0 by the USA last week in a qualifying game.
And it seems Portsmouth are more than willing to get Sven to Fratton Park to replace the woeful Tony Adams.
But of the three, Steve Bruce, born in Corbridge and raised in Newcastle, would probably be given the chance, and this time he wouldn’t turn the job down, that’s for sure. But look for Joe still to be here come August.
What do you think?
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