The Athletic have some news on the status of Steve Bruce, and what the new consortium’s thinking is on a new manager at Newcastle.
It doesn’t seem like they have been in a rush to appoint a new manager, and if the season continues then, Steve Bruce will continue in his role.
Amanda Staveley has made no contact with Bruce, and it seems they are holding off until the deal is announced, and they’ll have the summer to appoint a new manager if they so desire.
All the papers necessary for the takeover were into the Premier League on Thursday, April 9th, so that’s already 12 days – nearly two weeks.
It seems the new owners will wait and talk to Steve Bruce and also see who is available this summer, before making a decision on whether to bring in a new manager.
They “appreciate” the job that Steve Bruce has done because it allowed them to go forward and do the deal.
There was little chance of any relegation, so that last game – an excellent 1-0 win at Southampton – was significant.
We are in 13th place with a decent 35 points from 29 games.[table “84” not found /]
It seems they have made no decision on whether to keep Bruce and the article states there may be other managers who will become available this summer, or who may want the job at Newcastle.
It is undoubtedly an attractive job and will pay top money for those interested.
The decision on the manager will be made in the summer and before the start of next season.
Seems good to us,
Fans prefer former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.