Report That Steve Bruce And Alan Shearer To Manage Newcastle


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.

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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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112 comments so far

  • dcro1

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost from tail end of previous thread:

    Can I ask why any of you actually want us to do better? I know it sounds like a perverse question to ask of passionate supporters but continued survival in the Premier League is an endorsement of Ashley’s philosophy to drain the club of commercial income, only fund player purchases through player sales, not try to win cups, ban the press like it’s communist Russia etc.

    I’ve reached the point where I now consider failure to be progress. The sooner we’re relegated, two divisions if necessary, and the parasite is removed from the club, the better.

    What are you actually supporting at the minute? It’s not Newcastle United Football Club aspiring to be the best it can be. The club effectively ceased to exist the moment Ashley came along. We are simply a branch of Sports Direct funded at subsistence level to promote the brand of Sports Direct globally through the vehicle of the Premier League.

    What is the point of sport if you’re not trying your best? We are effectively the same as a 100m sprinter who could win the race but chooses to jog from halfway down the track holding up an advertising placard.

    I know people want to go to the match for a variety of reasons but support of this regime is counter productive. The club that people love isn’t there temporarily under Ashley’s stewardship. It’s a mirage, an echo, a hologram. It’s a sports shop masquerading as a football club.

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  • jameskwl

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Not Alan Shearer please! He was a great player but simply a terrible manager

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  • JackButler

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #3

    On the basis of that we are fcuked

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  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Shearer wouldn’t come back after what he seen in the Ashley regime and Bruce has a good job and his team is in good shape,thus leaving him under no pressure at Hull.
    He won’t be coming unless Ashley really pulls out the cash to release his contract etc etc,and that won’t be happening.
    Shambles of a club at the moment

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #5

    JB

    We was fab, come on as Alan says that’s the best of his ability.

    What more do you want.

    Motd sucks balls, I expected them to point out his run more and condem carver. Wankers

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  • gazzaforever

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Imagine the craziest scenario possible : Bruce become manager of Newcastle and Hull sign … Pardew . Lool poor Benny.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #7

    JB
    O aye

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Shearer is totally unknown as a manager, he had a crap stick handed to him last time. In any case I doubt he would be moved off the MoTD couch that easily. As for Steve Jacamo Bruce why would he leave Hull?

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  • ochytoon

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Spot on from Shearer on MotD, our transfer model is not sustainable.

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  • arpeco19

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #10

    What a load of Sh*t

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Not only didn’t we get a centre half in, Pardunce got rid of one who will now play Champions League football.

    Way out of his depth.

    But hey, maybe we can score at the other end. Oh…

    “I don’t think we should read too much into our goal threat against City” after Man City Game.

    Prat.

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  • Bambams

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #12

    This would be a great team. I have said before Bruce was my choice and Harps rates him the highest of all managers he has worked with.

    The simple fact this would ideally be a good setup we know it is just paper talk and not factual. ….Unfortunately.

    imo

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  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Ashley won’t let it go on too much longer because of his investment.
    Pardew has lost the fans and the team and it looks like there’s no way back for him.
    Would love it if we could get Laudrup or De Boer,good football brains that allow their teams to play football on the ground.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #14

    To be fair, even the players looked disinterested today. Colo and Willo were as bad as I’ve ever seen them and were responsible for all four goals.

    We were lucky not to concede in the first minute, krul should have been sent off for punching Long in the side of the head. Shambles in every single area

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  • Belfast

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Bit unfair to be labelled a terrible manager after 8 games of management lol

    The Shearer part seems very unlikely though.

    It would be a good plan like, Shearer learns the ropes working with Bruce, and one day takes over.

    Mike Ashley and good plan do not belong together, so it’s just a pipe dream.

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  • scout

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #16

    hull get pardew??????? are you having a laugh he wont get a prem job again.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #17

    Word of the day from Lineker – Ineptitude. That’s Ineptitude, boys and girls. Its the name of the house pardew lives in, its the name of Ashleys helicopter, its the sunny isle where Charnley has his holidays…..

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #18

    Can’t see Shearer going for that at all.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #19

    Tsunki

    🙂

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  • Offkey

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #20

    Didn’t seem Shearer was lining up a No.2 job with his comments.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #21

    Ashley and Shearer going for the group hug? Give me a break!

    And no,Pardews Premier League foray is over. Done. Finito.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #22

    I’d even go so far as to feeling sorry for Sunderland fans if they had Pardew as their manager such is my disgust in that slimey, spineless, brown nosed, clueless, delusional, talentless, chancing, pathetic excuse of a manager

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  • Belfast

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #23

    Was thinking that ofkey.

    Maybe that was his poker face

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #24

    Fantastic post dcro. The fans are now lost at nufc bereft of energy or hope or direction. We are being drained by a force of finance that we cannot beat. And people moaned about john hall as an owner ?????

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  • gazzaforever

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #25

    Of course I was having a laugh, but nevermind I cant see why Bruce would quit Hull, that doesnt make sense.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #26

    Its actually funny in a tragic way, there are actually going to be parties when pardew gets the bullet.people lining the street cheering him away as he drives his chevette one last time down barrack road. Barbecues, face painting, pirates … sorry not pirates. Yaaar.

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  • Offkey

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #27

    Belfast – Then again, it didn’t look like Carver’s comments today were that of No.2 either.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #28

    This is bull but I would take steve. I didn’t use to rate Steve at all bit he hall hull playin g decent footbal.l.

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  • firebug666

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #29

    Mark Brophy ?@mark_brophy 6m
    A reminder for everyone who’s just watched #nufc on #motd : these are the players who found hba’s professionalism beyond the pale.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #30

    I think Steven Taylor should be our next manager!

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  • firebug666

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #31

    Oddschanger ?@Oddschanger 2m
    Alan Pardew is now as short as 1/4 to be the next Premier League manager to leave. #NUFC

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  • Belfast

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #32

    The Hull job is not a bed of roses like. Fans hate the owner, and owner wants to sell up.

    Very similar actually.

    Though I’m sure the Hull owner is a lot easier to work with.

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  • murvar

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #33

    I can’t see Shearer coming back or Ashley allowing him to. But Steve Harper as no 2? That’s a possibility given the mutual respect Bruce and Harps have for each other. Maybe some reporter has got hold of the wrong end of the “well respected former local hero” tag.

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  • spitfire_

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #34

    Shearer for coaching the forwards, I’ll be more than happy, but not as a manager or as assistant!

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  • Howay50

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #35

    As long as Mash is at the NUFC helm it doesn’t matter who comes in as the next manager as we remain a club with no ambition.

    Agree with dcro post below, spot on.

    The question fo Ed to ask is who could be the next Newcastle owner as quite frankly any manager with half a brain cell wouldn’t work for mash. Hence we have Pardew the clown, who I wouldn’t trust with my washing.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #36

    Hatem will certainly find next week’s carnage amusing. Benny is ousted and Pardew stays.

    What a footballing crime.

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  • firebug666

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #37

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/399680/EXCLUSIVE-David-Moyes-and-Rafa-Benitez-in-line-to-replace-Alan-Pardew-at-Newcastle

    EXCLUSIVE: David Moyes and Rafa Benitez in line to replace Alan Pardew at Newcastle

    Guess this is what we will get for the next few weeks

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  • dcro1

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #38

    Talking about who should replace Pardew is a bit like debating which new shoes to get seeing as the old ones are ruined by an infection that rots your feet. Symptom not the disease.

    He deserves to, and surely will be, sacked but a new manager doing better but still within the constraints Ashley places on the club is no solution.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #39

    Laurent do u really think a spineless wimp of a defender like mbiwa would have helped us today. Pardew out yes please but as i have said all along lets be fair. Mbiwa is cack. I suppose santon would have helped too? We are so shit its untrue.

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  • Howay50

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #40

    Tsunki

    Like your post, what you mean is have a NUFC logo’d bus parade Pardew around toon whilst everyone lines the streets and says good riddance. It would at least give us the nearest thing to a Cup parade that we have had under his tenure!

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