Steve Bruce sends defiant message to Newcastle owners following takeover


Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce is desperate to stay on at Newcastle (Picture: Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Steve Bruce has pleaded with Newcastle’s new owners to be given the chance to show what he can do.

Today marks an historic day for the club as Mike Ashley’s 14-year ownership came to an end as a Saudi-backed consortium completed a £300million takeover.

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) has proven it’s distinction from the Saudi state, which held up a prospective takeover in 2020, and have taken charge of the club with immediate effect, making them the richest club in the Premier League.

But Newcastle find themselves second from bottom in the Premier League table and are yet to record a league win under Bruce this season.

The majority of the fanbase have been calling for Bruce to be sacked for some time and the new owners must now make a big call on who will lead their new era and the 60-year-old is well aware they could be looking for change.

‘I want to continue, I’d like the chance to show the new owners what I can do, but you have to be realistic and they may well want a new manager to launch things for them,’ Bruce told The Telegraph.

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‘New owners normally want a new manager. I’ve been around long enough to understand that.

‘That decision is not up to me. I accept that and I will accept what comes my way. I have to wait to have those conversations with people when the time is right.

‘Long before I played football, long before I became a manager, I was a Newcastle United fan.

‘I’d love to see this club win something, to play in Europe and from everything I’ve heard about these new owners, that is what they want too and they have the money to make it happen.’

With the international break underway, Newcastle’s owners could act soon on Bruce’s future to allow them time to find a new boss, should they opt to sack the ex-Aston Villa manager.

Newcastle’s next match is at home to Tottenham on Sunday, October 17.

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