Sheffield Wednesday have issued the following statement on Newcastle United’s appointment of Steve Bruce, Steve Agnew, and Steve Clemence.
This is their statement:
The Club is disappointed to learn via public statement issued by Newcastle United that it has appointed former Sheffield Wednesday staff Steve Bruce, Steve Agnew and Steve Clemence.
Regardless of the fact that the staff resigned from their positions with the Club on Monday, there remains outstanding legal issues to be resolved between the club and the staff and Newcastle United. The Club is currently considering its position and taking the appropriate legal advice.
No further comment will be made by the Club concerning this matter.
So it appears that Mike Ashley has gone ahead and hired Steve Bruce without paying the proper compensation to Sheffield Wednesday.
This is an outrageous act by Mike Ashley and shame on Steve Bruce for accepting this position under these circumstances.
Dejphon Chansiri– not pleased with Mike Ashley whatsover
This club is an absolute disgrace and we are disgusted with the mafia-like tactics from the man at the top. The FA should look into this immediately.
This summer has been beyond belief and it just gets worse and worse. Even though they have talked a good game, the squad’s performance in the first half against Wolves shows how low their spirits truly are.
We point to the demeanor of captain Jamaal Lascelles as an indicator of how much trouble this club is in.