Steve Bruce has let it be known that he is very happy at Hull City, and there has been some speculation linking him with the Newcastle job, should Alan Pardew be fired.
Steve Bruce – happy at Hull
Steve has talked many times in the last ten years about his regret at turning down the Newcastle manager job when it was offered to him in September 2004, after Sir Bobby Robson was fired, but he seems to be positioning himself to do the same thing, if he is offered the job again – this time by Mike Ashley.
This is what Steve has said today:
“I am happy here. Two weeks ago, I brought in four players. I’ve brought in another five during the summer,” he the Hull Daily Mail.
“We’re in a good place at the moment. We’re still a work in progress. We’ve got to work on the squad, the infrastructure, the academy and all those things.
“I’m very, very happy doing what I’m doing. That’s the way it is.”
Steve had a tough time of it when he was at Sunderland from 2009 through 2011, and maybe it is better for him to stay at a smaller club like Hull, who are doing very well indeed since he took over in June two years ago, and they managed promotion to the Premier League is his first season.
The Geordie will also have seen the mauling that Alan Pardew is taking from the both the fans and the press over the last few weeks, and may think it’s better to stay where he is, where things are not as demanding, hectic and where the expectations are not so high.
What we do know is that it must be a great opportunity for Hull to get their second successive win at Newcastle today, with Geordie fans mounting a protest at St. James’ Park to have the manager fired.
But at some point Newcastle fans will have to get behind the team, and if Pardew remains in the job and we keep losing then potential relegation will become a real threat if the run of poor results is not halted.
If Newcastle lose today, we will remain bottom of the league with 2 points from five games – and we think that Mike Ashley will likely act – since the very last thing he wants at Newcastle is another relegation.
That’s because if that happens we will miss out on all that Premier League money that’s shelled out every May.
That may force the Newcastle owner to bring a new manager in, but who that maybe is a good question, and not every manager offered the job may want to take it – given that state of things at the club at the moment.
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