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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

  • coming home

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #81

    Surely we have to trust these new owners and get behind them whatever they decide
    They never spent 300+ million to be also rans

  • Online Guy

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #82

    The Beach is calling ..later.

  • NY Mag

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #83


    Loving being a grandad….it’s special, it really is

  • NY Mag

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #84


    I trust them….no questioning on their decisions from me 🙂

  • coming home

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #85


    They’re here for the long hall I’m sure we we are in good hands

  • magic hat

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #86

    My theory, Bruce wants his 1000th game. So rather than being sacked he announces his retirement from management will come after the match and it will be him coming full circle almost. Back at his “boyhood club”. He then gets to retire and leave with some sort of dignity intact in his head and hasn’t “quit” or been sacked. They give him a statement to read the press pre or post game. Jones is actually in charge.

  • coming home

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #87

    As Mehdad said

    Slowly but surely

  • NY Mag

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #88


    Makes sense…I’m happy that we are in good hands

  • jane

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #89

    keeping Bruce for the Spurs match is a win win for Amanda. if we lose Bruce is blamed and if we win everyone is happy.

  • magic hat

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #90

    In December 2019, Steve Bruce declared that if he were to achieve “three, four or five years” managing Newcastle then “it would be the perfect ending” to his managerial career

  • NY Mag

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #91


    Fair enough, but three days is a long time in football 🙂

    Let’s see what happens between now and the weekend

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #92

    From a twitter user:
    “It’s going to be weird standing the the urinal at St James’ & not seeing posters advertising 2011 christmas party nights #NUFC”
    Funny but sad at the same time 😕

  • jane

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #93

    NY i talk a load of rubbish on the whole. i enjoy it though 🙂

  • coming home

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #94

    Jane @93

    One of your best posts

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #95

    I don’t agree, rubbish can throw up all sorts of treasure……

  • NY Mag

    Oct 12, 2021 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #96


    I enjoy having a bit craic with you.
    you do realize that the statement you just made will open up for certain parties to well………you know what I mean.

    I would go green if I were you 😀

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 13, 2021 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #97

    This is why I don’t think those Scousers comments were funny, if we go looking down our noses at other fans we become as bad as their arrogant worse:
    None of the comments earlier in the Chronicle were derogatory bar one which was a not so much derogatory but pretty stupid:


  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 13, 2021 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #98

    Our new CEO flies out around midday UK time Thursday, expect an announcement Friday morning, Bruce won’t be there on Sunday.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 13, 2021 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #99

    You hope he won’t as do I.

  • NY Mag

    Oct 13, 2021 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #100


    How certain are you on that?
    (Just a question, not an accusation)

  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 13, 2021 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #101

    NY Mag, was told earlier, dunno whether it’s true but makes sense.

    The boss is there Sunday, he wants to make an impression, he wants to get us Geordies on board.

    So let’s see.

  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 13, 2021 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #102

    Oh, and NY, we’ve drank beer together, never any accusation from you, don’t feel the need to apologise.

  • NY Mag

    Oct 13, 2021 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #103

    Thanks micky,

    Makes perfect sense ……..I’m lovin it so far 🙂

  • NY Mag

    Oct 13, 2021 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #104

    I know mate, just trying to be careful .
    I know you’re not one of the fruitcakes on here, you’re a proper normal gadgee who I hope I can have a beer with again in the future 🙂

    I hope that didn’t sound condescending (it wasn’t my intention)

    I just think you’re a straight up, good guy

  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Oct 13, 2021 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #105

    So which is bigger for Bruce…his ego or his love of money. How many millions is he willing to give up for that 1000th game…one’s ego can get one to make rash decisions….With money not being as much to the new owners…please just pay him off and let him go and don’t spoil the atmosphere this weekend. Please don’t let all his sweet talk that makes the players like him fool you. Don’t let him blame Ashley for all his miscomings and poor results. Just look at his record over those 999 games and let it stand.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 13, 2021 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #106

    They don’t give up do they. Where were they when PIF bought Disney etc


  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:23 AM

    Comment #108

    I can just imagine Bruce getting his jokebook out when he spoke to Amanda and her husband. He’d have told them his Neymar joke, and after mistaking their polite smiles for approval, moving onto some corny dad joke about the middle east, which would have had the room cringeing. Now he thinks he’s wowed them and he’s getting on open chequebook. He’s telling Edwards they were impressed, but Amanda said to her fella, ‘thank god that dinner nanny has stopped with the cheesy jokes.’

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #109

    Never thought I’d say this, but it’s a massive no for me for Kane and Coutinho. I’d prefer Toney and Gallagher. The future not the past.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:48 AM

    Comment #110

    Bruce will get 8m pay off, then get several million for joining his pundit pals. If I made the contract for a manager, Id say if you take the pay out, you remain on our salary (gardening leave) for 3 years. This would mean if they want another job they’d have to quit. Id also make up the differences in wages. This way if they really love managing they can move on. Bruce has raked in 160.000 a week at us. The merry go round Brit pack have made fortunes from being sacked and somehow getting other jobsn

  • Big Archie

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:10 AM

    Comment #111

    Typical Toon fan response.
    The new owners have hardly been in a week, the transfer window doesn’t open for 3 months and we haven’t kicked a ball yet, but because Bruce wasn’t suspended by his nuts from the roof of the Milburn stand on their first day in, the new owners are 5h!te.

    Maybe Bruce is still in charge because they haven’t confirmed a replacement yet? What does it matter if they kick him out the door this week or next?
    By all accounts Jones is running the show tactically anyway, so do we really need to acclaim him as caretaker?

    We’ve only had wealthy parents for a few days and already we’re acting like spoiled little rich brats.

    It’s no wonder other clubs’ fans think we’re deluded.

  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #112

    If Ashley buys Derby County there’s two things for sure:

    He’ll put a lot of money in to it and

    Employ Brucie boy.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:13 AM

    Comment #113

    You don’t know how they really view Steve Bruce. It most probably isn’t like us.

    They may well just leave him in place and focus on getting the right DOF in, and once he’s in place, then give him all the time required to identify the right targets for January, and Bruce’s eventual replacement.

    In fact it isn’t even Stavely and Ghodoussi’s decision. Ultimately it’ll be down to “Al-Rumayyan”..(sic MBS), lol couldn’t resist.

    I still think it’s likely he’ll go before Spurs, but I wouldn’t put money on it.

  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:13 AM

    Comment #114

    Big Archie


    Spot on.

  • lochinvar

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #115

    Expect to see Lucien Favre watching from the stand on Sunday.
    Jones will Manage the Spurs game.
    The three Steves will be on the beach.

  • magscar

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:07 AM

    Comment #116

    At 5:15 pm last Thursday Bruce became our caretaker manager we know it, the Press know it and he knows it – all that is in question is for low !ong and how many games ,if any

  • Unused Substitute

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:24 AM

    Comment #117

    I called for just one point on Sunday. With that said no change, even one everyone was longing for, is usually pain free. I’m OK to endure a bit longer for a sustained climb upward.

    On DoF front, I think Rangnick could be risky. With him, momentum building may have to wait till Jan-Feb. That may affect our survival prospects.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #118

    I can’t Bruce has earned 15,000,000 in two years.

    15m for halving the value of the squad, turning the youngest squad in the league into the second oldest, delegating training to his pals, being so poor tactically another man was hired to do that, being a PR nightmare… if not for covid, there’d have been riots prior to Jones arrival.

    Its the easiest 15m any incompetent has ever earned. Really, anyone could have delegated just as well as him and they wouldn’t have delegated to the Steves so would have been better.

  • Unused Substitute

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:32 AM

    Comment #119

    RE Bruce going to Derby: does Bruce’s contract have a release clause?


  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #120

    Yeah, 2.75 mill a year, on a rolling endless contract, and a 6-8 million quid pay off should new owners want to get rid of him. It’s actually astonishing, and clearly Ashley’s way of A, getting him, B, keeping him, and C, making new owners pay for him. You’d have to wonder what the consortium think of it. Hard to imagine they’d be thrilled.


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