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Report – Steve Bruce To Be Appointed Manager In Next Few Days

Luke Edwards of the Telegraph is now reporting in an exclusive that Newcastle United will, in fact, appoint Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce as the successor to Rafa Benitez.

This is the tweet from the Telegraph with a link to the report.

The report states that Newcastle will look to appoint Bruce before the China trip on July 13th. However, there are still some issues to be dealt with.

This is what Luke Edwards writes:

It remains to be seen whether Bruce will be able to go on Newcastle’s pre-season trip to the Far East because of visa issues but if he can agree personal terms, the club will endeavour to ensure he is able to meet the players for the first time in China next week.

So it has been left to the last minute as we suspected and this is still not a done deal. But it is looking likely that Steve Bruce will be announced in the next few days.

Edwards also reports that Bruce is the only candidate to be offered the job officially.

Newcastle looked at several other candidates, including Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta and Nice boss Patrick Vieira, although Bruce is the only person to have been officially offered the job despite claims from Sam Allardyce that he turned it down.

If it is Steve Bruce to replace Rafa Benitez, so be it. We hope he is backed in the transfer window as this club is sorely lacking in attack and at both fullback positions.

What is really depressing is not the manager, it is the owner. This appointment likely means the takeover is not happening anytime soon, if at all.

It’s just so underwhelming and such a massive letdown. Sober reality is beginning to set in. It’s Steve Bruce under Mike Ashley.

Now we need some signings to make sure we stay up. There are still some quality players available if Newcastle can convince them.

54 comments so far

  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 11, 2019 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #41

    Pardew has a higher win rate lol

  • BENNY 10

    Jul 11, 2019 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #42

    What will become of Monochrome acquisitions?

  • Our Toon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #43


    You honestly believe Ashley wants relegation and will accept a loss in returns from a sale?

    Not a chance in hell he will, he wants top dollar and will gamble for 1st half of season and invest if in trouble in January.

  • Lost Plot

    Jul 11, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #44

    I haven’t backed him .. I made a statement on his character from what I seen in the blink of an eye.
    If he’s selected, he has a job!
    I’m all for the boycotting the Stadium completely .. not just Arsenal.
    If such action has positive results then great. Power to the people?!
    If a takeover .. then power to the Arabs.
    The paradox of it eh

  • toon22

    Jul 11, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #45

    Our toon

    It’s never MAs fault

  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 11, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #46

    It’s sickening to hear the likes of Our Toon and HWA stick the knife in to Rafa and blame our predicament on him, where were we when he took over, what happened on the last day of the season before that. HWA thinks Welbeck will come on a pay as you play and him and Brucie will save the day, there is some proper clowns on this site.

  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 11, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #47

    Our toon,

    Yes, it’s called asset stripping, which he is slowly doing but yous don’t see it.

  • silvafox

    Jul 11, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #48

    When will Sky, BT etc get involved in all of this? The TV money given to us each season, is to improve the team, to make us more exciting to watch for fans of the Prem around the world, is it not?
    Therefore if the money isn’t being spent on the team, why isn’t there any repurcussions for MA?

  • ToonRich

    Jul 11, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #49

    A few guys touched on this last night…but why did LC & Co go on a European tour to find a manager if they’d already hand picked Bruce or approached Big Sam?? Something doesnt add up!!

    To the lads saying they’ll support Bruce; how will this help? IMO thats supporting the regime as it is.

    Would there be a boycott if there was no takeover but Rafa had stayed? The media reporting has no clarity, but I’m starting to think there’s not much among the fans either :/

  • MarkBro

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #50

    Rafa staying was the only silver lining under the dark clouds of ashley.

    So yes, i wouldnt be happy but it would be another bearable year supporting the toon.

    Ill never burn tops but ill find myself something else to do on match days 🙁

  • DAVE..TOON..9

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #51

    the only hope was a takeover …thats gone now ..another boring manager ..clueless .. useless..we are a sinking ship ..who would want to sign for us under bruce as manager , i cant see anything else but relegation i will never set foot in the ground again or buy anything to do with the club till ashley has gone and iv been a fan since late 60s im done ASHLEY OOT….

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #52


    You knuckle dragger. Who said anything about pay as you play? Welbeck has a better record than Rondon in the PL. Get him fit and with less travelling due to no European football he’d surely stand a better chance of remaining so.

    Grateful for what Rafa did, but he obviously wanted Ashley to invest his own money in a bid to propel progress, coupled with the fat China cash all things considered he turned down a decent offer here and one which he surely could’ve challenged top 10 with throughout a season. That would have been progress, just not quick enough for him and seemingly others on here. Maybe pundits are correct and majority of Newcastle fans do think they have a divine right to be top 6. Can’t slowly build, must have it now!

  • welshy14

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #53

    FCB choppa stopped over the Yorkshire dales national park. picking bruce up maybe ?

  • Toon Tang

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #54



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