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Bruce May Leave Wigan But Not For Newcastle

3:01 pm, Sunday, May 24th, 2009 by Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

Some rather strange comments form Geordie Steve Bruce today, and you can read into his statement he may be leaving Wigan, but not for Newcastle.

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Steve Bruce - is he moving on from Wigan?

It seems like Steve’s position at Wigan is under debate, since he has refused to pledge his future to the club.

Bruce has been linked with the Newcastle United job because Alan Shearer’s caretaker deal runs out after their match with Aston Villa today, but we fully expect Alan to take the job sometime next week, whatever happens today.

But before he signs Alan will need pledges from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley that he will get the investment and support necessary, after what happened to his pal Kevin Keegan – and you can be sure Alan knows all the details of the earthquake that happened between the Newcastle Board and Kevin Keegan last September.

Alan will also want some assurances that Mike wants to take the club where Alan will take it – to the top! But he’ll need significant support from Mike and the Board to be able to do that.

The Wigan boss said:

“I’ve have really enjoyed my time here. It’s been terrific – we have had 18 months or whatever it is.”

“I suppose we are all in the shop window, you never know.”

As far as the job at Newcastle goes, he was asked what he thinks will happen at St. James’ Park and Steve said:

“I think Shearer will stay. That’s my honest opinion looking from the outside.”

“I was born and bred there and I turned the job down four years ago but it’s something that I don’t even think about.”

Steve just dreams about it – every night. :D



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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 edtoon // May 24, 2009 at 3:05 PM

    could he be moving for sunderland if they survive?

    just wondering :P

  • 2 xfer // May 24, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Whats the team we putting out?

  • 3 Rodzilla // May 24, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    …not announced yet xfer. I’ll be on this blog as soon as it is

  • 4 geist // May 24, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    NUFC: Steve Harper, David Edgar, Damien Duff, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Nicky Butt (c), Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Oba Martins, Mark Viduka
    Subs: Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Michael Owen, Alan Smith, Jose Enrique, Jonas Gutierrez

    Yet again the official site makes a mistake with the line up.

  • 5 Rodzilla // May 24, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    TEAM NEWS

    ALAN Shearer is forced to reshuffle his back four with Habib Beye (hamstring) and Sebastien Bassong (suspended) missing out on the relegation decider at Villa Park.

    That means a recall for David Edgar and Fabricio Coloccini with the pair joining Steven Taylor and Damien Duff in a new-look backline in front of Steve Harper.
    Article continues>>

    Peter Lovenkrands replaces Jonas Gutierrez in midfield while skipper Michael Owen (groin) has passed a fitness test and takes his place on the bench.

    TEAMS

    AVFC: Brad Friedel, James Milner, Nicky Shorey, Curtis Davies, Carlos Cuellar, Gareth Barry, Craig Gardener, Stilyan Petrov, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Ashley Young, John Carew
    Subs: Steve Sidwell, Nathan Delfouneso, Zat Knight, Emile Heskey, Nigel Reo-Coker, Brad Guzan, Marc Albrighton

    NUFC: Steve Harper, David Edgar, Damien Duff, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Nicky Butt (c), Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Oba Martins, Mark Viduka
    Subs: Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Michael Owen, Alan Smith, Jose Enrique, Jonas Gutierrez

    Referee: Chris Foy
    Attendance: tbc

  • 6 BT9MAG // May 24, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Starting to feel sick now…got an exam to revise for tomorrow but that’s not happening at all!!!

  • 7 geist // May 24, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    BT9MAG… i got 2 uni exms next week, not revising either.

  • 8 tdt // May 24, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    soo nervous!

    c man u have put a crap team out

  • 9 Rodzilla // May 24, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    *fkn official website fks it up again – Lovenkrands in for Gutierrez

  • 10 tdt // May 24, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    av got 2 uni exams this week 2 – 1 at 9.30am 2morro!

  • 11 tdt // May 24, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    any links (other than iraqgoals) 4 the match? includin the build-up if poss?

  • 12 Rodzilla // May 24, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    veetle.com should have it tdt

  • 13 Toonmania // May 24, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    steve bruce would do well at sunderland there all wannabe geordies but they don’t quite cut the musturd when it come’s to being a real one :) ROFL!!!

  • 14 tdt // May 24, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    cheers rod – not on there yet though

  • 15 serene0380 // May 25, 2009 at 5:04 AM

    TO ALL NEWCASTLE UNITED FANS OUT THERE

    Please don’t give up hope on Newcastle United Team. We WILL BE BACK TO THE PREMIUM LEAGUE…

    I will support them forever…

    Fr Singapore




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