Steve Bruce has again arrived at the training ground to take training this morning. There has still been no decision made public on his future. Though most expect the 60-year-old will be relieved of his duties before our next match against Tottenham on Sunday.
Sky Sports’ Keith Downie was camped outside the training ground this morning when Bruce arrived. He has given a lengthy update on the situation which Sky Sports has put on their Twitter account.
? "The players are on a day off tomorrow, alongside Steve Bruce, you would suggest that leaves space for a decision to be made…"
Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie provides an update on Newcastle United after their recent £300m takeover ?? pic.twitter.com/2E3tT23X3W
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 13, 2021
Downie still believes Bruce will be let go later this week. He points out that Thursday is a day off from training so that could be when the decision is made. The club have canceled media briefings set for then which were originally scheduled for Bruce’s pending 1,000th match as a manager.
Downie repeatedly stressed in his update that the new owners want to do things the right way. He also revealed that the abruptness of Thursday’s takeover has left them without a plan in place so they are scrambling to find candidates for multiple positions including the next manager.
Bruce will also receive close to £8m in compensation if he is sacked. Downie points out a compensation package of that size can become a complicated process. There are a lot of factors that need sorting before the board is comfortable on making their decision.
However, the press conference for Tottenham will be on Friday morning. Surely we’ll find out about Bruce’s fate by then. Either way, the takeover is complete and the future looks very bright.