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Report – Bruce Has Impressed New Owners But Still Likely To Be Replaced

Steve Bruce has survived another day at Newcastle United as the clock ticks down to Sunday’s match against Spurs. The head coach’s future remains on life support but he has reportedly made a positive impression on the new owners.

In an exclusive in The Telegraph, Luke Edwards sheds some light on Bruce’s continuing presence with the club. The 60-year-old took training on Tuesday which reportedly was a surprise to some staff.

On Monday, Bruce met with members of the board and was impressed with the way he was received. They reportedly listened intently to what he had to say hoping to gain as much information on the club that could be gleaned.

This was also the approach the new owners are taking with Lee Charnley, who reportedly will remain on for a bit longer than initially anticipated. Charnley knows all the inner workings of the club and can be of immense help with the transition.

With the takeover happening unexpectedly last week, the new owners are taking advantage of the wealth of information that Bruce and Charnley are able to provide. This will help ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.

Edwards states that Bruce was commended for keeping Newcastle in the Premier League. The new owners also were pleased with his public stance on the takeover before and after its completion.

Bruce has been told that no final decision has been made and that more dialogue will take place in the immediate future. However, it is still believed that Bruce will be let go later this week.

The Northern Echo has added that the consortium prefer to have a replacement identified and ‘all-but-guaranteed’ before letting Bruce go. New non-executive chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan will have to greenlight a decision on Bruce’s future as well as his replacement.

The PIF governor is expected to be at St. James’ Park on Sunday. Edwards suspects the delay in a decision on Bruce could be due to Al-Rumayyan needing to be briefed on Monday’s meeting. Both The Telegraph and The Northern Echo still feel it is highly unlikely Bruce will remain on board by Sunday’s match against Spurs.

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187 comments so far

  • Davas28

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #41

    Dr Gloom #37. I was going to mention Bob Mortimer’s WILTY clips especially the egg in the bath clip 🙂

  • lochinvar

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #42

    Bruce might impress (clean shoes maybe)

    His results don’t impress.

    The future lies elsewhere.
    That’s how it is

  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #43

    His record has earned his p45.

    Everyone knows it’s coming which makes it all the more tedious to prolong it.

    Pull the footing trigger!

  • Adamn_92

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #44

    I can only imagine the takeover happened relatively quickly and maybe caught some people off guard a bit. So that the new owners didn’t have anyone lined up ready to come in immediately. That’s the only thing I can think of as to why Bruce hasn’t gone yet. I still really hope he goes by Sunday. I think if he isn’t gone by Thursday then it’s likely he’ll be in the dugout sadly.

  • Jessie [The Wife]

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #45

    the white tino,

    I’ll pray for you instead, ok?

  • north east lincs toon

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #46

    With all the fantastic news we’ve had in the last few days think I could handle Bruce for one more game ok it’s 1000th let him have it not ideal,then bring in conte

  • lochinvar

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #47

    Isn’t Webesday players day off day?
    Seems logical that all three Steves go quietly then and with some recognition of job done in difficult circumstances.

    We all thought Bruce was a holding Manager until the takeover was done.
    , it just took much longer than we thought do he’s had a longer than expected run at it.

    Thursday Friday Saturday clear for Jones to prepare the team along with help from U23 / keeper coaches.

    Sunday, easy like Sunday morning

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #48

    Surely it’s time for the nufc trust to do another poll and give it to the new owners?

  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #49

    Lesh, that anagram link is amazing, got loads for me, but I liked Boyce BS level, I’m sure I could find a way to make that slogan on the blog.

    OMG, that’s definitely Boyce BS level, that comment 😆

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #50

    It’ll be such a shame that the celebrations will be dampened with him the dug out, the crowd, imo won’t be able to fully relax and celebrate while he’s there stinking the place out, like a pair of old kegs Ashley deliberately left in a desk drawer.

  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #51

    Raj, they’ve just done one on “are we happy” basically.

    Will you go to more matches?

    Do you know anyone who will return to going?

    Simple yes, yes, yes for virtually anyone on this site whose a member. 🙂

  • NY Mag

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #52

    FPL question,

    I see Lukaku is down as an injury doubt….does anyone know how serious that is?
    I just brought him in last game, I can’t have someone of his value sitting on the bench – advice??


    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #53

    Sit or lie down and let Mooji guide you!!!


  • lochinvar

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #54

    Is the Platinum Club formal dress from now on?
    This might be de rigeur for the occasion


  • IrishRob

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #55

    What you on about you sht stirring knacker. Pis off! I’ll always pray for you! ? #PrayForTwt

  • IrishRob

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #56

    Pmsl the hashtag was still on my keyboard after all this time hahahaha

  • Davas28

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #57

    Jusr a thought but I wonder if they’ve said to him, help prepare the team this week but then sit in the stands on Sunday and leave it to Jones in the dugout. That way he gets his 1000th game in effect but is away from the action.

  • SholaShow

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #58

    No chance, nobody would take that humiliation, and certainly not somebody as egotistical as Bruce.

    With him apparently having his 1000th match special press conference suspended, hopefully he is gone tomorrow.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #59

    NY Mag,
    It’s believed to be a ‘phantom’ International break injury but don’t make any transfer moves until Tuchels presser on Friday.

  • Online Guy

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #60


    Thanks for those links a day back..usefull. You know youre onions !

    Also TT&B toon..thanks..all good info.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 12, 2021 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #61

    I don’t think there are many who want his 1000th game associated with us and wud rather it was Gillingham.

  • NY Mag

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #62

    Thanks jail,

    I’m still following your previous advice, don’t make transfers until the last minute.

  • Online Guy

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #63

    KK is sitting waiting for the call for Sunday..hes even had a visit to the Barbers.

    Fingers crossed.

    We need an instant responce with the threat of relagation looming and who better to bring life back to Newcastle United.

    70’s the new 45.

  • coming home

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #64

    So the arguments have started about Bruce
    Nobody on here wants Bruce in charge
    But let the new owners deal with things and if they stick with Bruce for now let’s trust them and get behind them I’m sure they won’t let us be relegated and act in time
    We will survive and prosper

  • Online Guy

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #65

    Relegation…dirty word that..ughhh.

  • Davas28

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #66

    I agree and I’m not saying that’s what I want to happen it was just a passing thought.

  • NY Mag

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #67


    Relegation happens in May, not in October….there is no threat of relegation currently 🙂

  • TheDrewid

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #68

    It amazes me every time I hear a pundit or commentator say something along the lines of “it’s never nice to talk about a manager losing his job”

    Aye, like he’s now got to go on the rock n roll and have to rely on food banks to feed his kids. This lucky bugger is looking at, allegedly, an £8m payout for being what one can only describe as “mediocre at best” at his job. Me heart bleeds forrim.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #69

    NY Mag,
    When you are in the bottom two with the second worse GD and a fifth.66 games played then you are in a relegation battle, we are amongst the favourites to go down.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #70

    We get Rangnick, then Lampard becomes much more of an agreeable possibility.

    Lampard is happy to play young talent, did very well at Derby, has experience with good players and big expectations at Chelsea, and so with Rangnick’s guidance to keep him on track, I’d be okay with it.

    Anyway, a top DOF is priority number 1.

  • Online Guy

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #71

    The New owners , even if they just keep us competitive and have a real go in and around the top six, develope St james park or dare I hope for a new super stadium in the future and a new training complex .

    Just the fact that Ashley has gone is enough for me

    Owned us for all the wrong reasons and took our club away from the supporters and our region for 14 long years and all in order to promote his main priority Sports Direct.

    Shocking when it sinks in that he owned us for selfish reasons and did not give a damn about communicating with the people who love Newcastle United and who kept investing through thick and mostly thin.

    He was disrespectful.

  • coming home

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #72


    I’m confident we won’t go down
    They simply won’t allow it and do whatever it takes

  • jane

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #73

    NY Mag last night you were shocked when i said there is no guarranttee we will head in the right direction. we could lose our next few matches whoever the manager is. we have the same team. that’s just being logical. 🙂

  • Online Guy

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #74

    I find Steve Bruce arrogant ..known as a good guy to his mates but when facing critisism from the terraces described it as
    “Just noise” !

    Wasnt noise Steve it was hearts and minds expressing an opinion.

    Just noise..!

    Bon voyage Mr Bruce and take cunny lugs Alex with you, got too much to say that one.

  • scott

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #75

    Not sure if this has been mentioned
    But maybe the player have rallied behind Bruce & asked the owners to see what he does with a full squad!

    Getting those wages for a 3 day week is hard to let go! 😉

  • NY Mag

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #76


    Agreed, with the bookies we are one of the favorites to go down (currently).

    But, for me the relegation battle starts with about 8 games to go (we’re not there yet and we don’t know what the future holds)

    Ergo, for me – we’re not in a relegation battle

    It’s only my opinion and you are quite free to disagree with me.

  • Online Guy

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #77

    I imagine Brucie was charming in his meeting with Amanda.

    Crafty fella.

  • NY Mag

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #78

    Sorry Jane,

    You’ve kinda lost me????

    I would say right now we have a positive momentum….is that something you would disagree with?

  • jane

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #79

    sorry it was my last post last night.

    definitely have momentum but will it be translated into results.

  • Online Guy

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #80


    Relegation in May you say ?

    Thanks for the info..would never have known ..

    Howdy by the way ..hope you and yours are all well and thriving ..Granddad.

    Join the Granddad club, Its great!


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