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