Steve Bruce In The Frame For Newcastle

When Sir Bobby Robson was surprisingly sacked in late August of 2004, Steve Bruce was Chairman Freddy Shepherd’s first choice to replace Robson.

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Steve Bruce – in the frame for Newcastle

But at the time the Geordie, who was brought up in Daisy Hill near Wallsend, was managing Birmingham City at the time, and he agonized over the decision, but eventual turned Newcastle down – and he’s regretted it ever since.

Bruce has done great over the last couple of years at Hull City, and got them promoted in his first season, and now they are in 14th place ion the league and in the FA Cup Final against Arsenal next month.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Ashley is known to admire Bruce, and that the owner is also shocked at Newcastle’s form this year, and Alan Pardew will need to do some slick talking at the end of the season to keep his job.

The same thing happened last year and Alan Pardew was kept on, but it was always going to be a proving season, but Newcastle 13 defeats in the last 18 game sis not what Mike Ashley wanted to see.

Davide Moyes has become available, and we’re absolutely sure that if Newcastle cam a calling a second time to Steve Bruce he would  accept the position.

However, Steve has always been successful at smaller clubs like Wigan and Hull, but he was not a success at Sunderland. – although since Ellis Short took a controlling interest in the club back in 2008, no manager has been successful at the Black Carts.

We never thought Steve Bruce would make a good Newcastle manager, but it seems he could be in the frame,  if Alan Pardew is fired at the end of the season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • scitoon

    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Steve Bruce is not a step in the right direction. Worse than Pardew!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Schwefelberg, Repost
    A natural coach would be more than capable of delivering more with what we have then Pardew is. It will never be fighting for titles under Ashley, but just a top coach and tactician could at least give us something to smile about at the weekend through goals, good football, and wins here and there.

    No fan (well, not many) expect us to be winning all trophies before us if we get rid of Pards and Ashley stays, but wouldn’t it be nice just to enjoy watching the match again and actually seeing football, rather than this muck that is served up to us on a regular basis?

    We all know Ashley is a major problem, but we can be better, even with what we currently have, then is being demonstrated at the moment.

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed…Transfer speculation is difficult enough for us to be able to stomach these days, can we save the manager speculation until we know whether or not we’re actually looking for a manager?

    We have 3 games left, if nothing has happened to date, then i wouldn’t expect that to change until at least seasons end. Then it’s still a big if.

    Ah yes, the ifs and buts of summer. Can’t wait.

  • Jamseyd24

    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Firstly I was under the impression that the players were not allowed to give interviews to the chronicle??
    Secondly, the manager may have had to put up with it but the fans would have more respect for him if he would come out and tell us how it is rather than saying he is happy with the squad. If he had balls he would do interviews with the chronicle tell the truth and see how long before MA sacks him.
    Bruce would be a step up from AP plus he has local blood so I for one would prefer him to AP but I feel we could do better

  • scitoon

    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #5

    I like the sound of this “Davide Moyes”, Ed mentions above though. Sounds continental. ;o)

  • Schwefelberg

    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Lilongwe I can’t disagree much there.

    And also I sick to see Wronga take legal action against Twitter to have a Hogarth parody removed.

    But they didn’t hesitate a second to use Newcastle tradition and history to stamp their crap on our Flags and smuggle through their 6000% vulture credit that aims at people on their knees.

    This is the world that Ashley introduced to Newcastle.

  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #7


    Desperate and angling for attention.
    Just media assuming crap again.

    Moyes is not coming here end of.

    He got paid £4m a year at Everton which made him hold onto his job for many years and adapts same style as Pardew in terms of setting the team up and tactics.

    Also Mike is not stupid enough to not see what happened at Man U and failing to motivate players.

    Moyes is good for a team like Villa or Norwich.

    We should be aiming for a European manager.

    The likes of diego simeone and reme girade get paid below £2.3m and work wonderfully under very tight financial restrictions.

    They get most out of technical flair players and from youth.

    So no doubt I believe we will go down that route when that cockney clown gets sacked.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #8

    I was under the impression the interview was with BBC Newcastle, and the Ronnie have just taken quotes from it.

    Yes, Ashley and a lot of his policies are damaging our club, but it is going to take much longer to get rid of him – probably until he actually wants to sell – so I would like at least to get a modicum of enjoyment from my Saturday afternoons at Bwandilo watching football during that period!

  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Remi Garde**

  • croftus5678

    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #10

    i’m kind of looking forward to the end of the season now as can see us getting hammered by arsenal and liverpool so not much left for this season for me !

    hopefully (like i say most years but never happens) there will be a quick 1 or 2 signings to show fans they really are after players urgently……….blind hope is whats needed for me after this season i think >.<

  • Jamseyd24

    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #11

    I agree with some of the comments that although MA is the main problem, the manager has alot od good players to work with and cant get the best out of them. I think a French manager is the answer considering the amount of french speaking players at the club. where is Gerard Houllier these days?

  • thai-mag

    Apr 24, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #12

    Bruce or Moyes, I think it’s the best we can hope for as long as Ashley is in charge, either would be better than what we have at the moment

  • Malta Mag

    Apr 24, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #13

    When you say “we” never thought Bruce would be a good manager for Newcastle, who are you referring to Ed as I am certainly not included? I have said from day one that I think Steve Bruce is the perfect fit for Newcastle even if he had chosen to manage “the unwashed” in a moment of madness. I also think Moyes would be a good choice but would still prefer Bruce.

  • toonluvva

    Apr 24, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Moyes or Bruce if (when) Pardew goes?

    Don’t rule out Poyet & De Canio given it will be Mr Ashley who will have the last say!


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