The Sunday People is reporting that Alan Pardew will be fired, and that Steve Bruce will become Newcastle’s next manager, and the additional news is that Alan Shearer will be Steve’s assistant – two Geordies working together at Newcastle.
Steve Bruce – current Hull City boss
But it’s not clear to us where the People is getting their information from, and of course Steve Bruce is due to bring his Hull City side to Newcastle next Saturday afternoon, but former Newcastle winger Ben Arfa will not be allowed to play as part of the loan agreement.
And Alan Shearer does not exactly buy into the Mike Ashley regime at Newcastle, and after taking over Newcastle for the last eight games of our relegation season back on April 1st, 2009, Newcastle were relegated and his contract was not renewed and eventually Chris Hughton took over.
And Alan also has his job as the top analyst on BBC’s Match of the Day.
So we would take this report with a pinch of salt, and after all it is a Sunday.
Steve Bruce is a good man, and he has always regretted not taking the Newcastle manager job when it was offered to him by Freddy Shepherd, after Bobby Robson was sacked back in 2004.
We think if he was offered the Newcastle job he would take it this time, but Steve is a good manager for clubs like Wigan, Birmingham and Hull City – and can get them into mid-table in the Premier League.
But his record doesn’t show he can get a side into or near the top six, and he wasn’t too successful as the Sunderland manager.
We hope getting Newcastle challenging for a top six position will be the target of the new Newcastle manager.
We’d be very surprised if there is any truth in this People report.
What do you think?
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