Newcastle appoints Steve Bruce as manager

17.7.2019.  

At last, Newcastle United players have a boss. Since Rafa Benitez left the club this June for having differences with the board, the team from St. James' Park was headless. After speculation that even linked Jose Mourinho to the job, Steve Bruce was announced as the new boss of the Magpies.


The English tactician recently resigned from his Sheffield Wednesday job in order to go back to coaching in the Premier League, but mostly to work in the club he supported as a youngster.


"There is a huge challenge ahead of us, but it's one that my staff and I are ready for. This is my boyhood club and it was my dad's club, so this is a very special moment for me and my family," said the former centre-back who grew up near Newcastle.


In 2011, when Bruce was fired from his job at the head of Sunderland, he made a statement saying that the decision was made because everyone knew he was a fan of Sunderland's biggest rival - Newcastle.


The black and white team signed a three-year contract with the Premier League-proven manager.



Bruce was the manager of Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town, Wigan Athletic (twice), Crystal Palace, Birmingham City, Sunderland, Hull City, Aston Villa, and Sheffield Wednesday.


Lee Charnley, managing director at Newcastle United proclaimed the club's support for Bruce.


"Steve knows what this club means to supporters and to the region and he will put his heart and soul into leading our talented group of players with the full support of our staff."     


Even without the most recent Rafa Benitez jab against the owners of Newcastle, everyone knows that the club is not performing healthily.


Club's star Ayoze Perez joined Leicester this summer, Mohamed Diame and Joselu are two other important departures. And Newcastle hasn't brought in any fresh faces, while the transfer window closes on August 8th in England.


Bruce was the manager of Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town, Wigan Athletic (twice), Crystal Palace, Birmingham City, Sunderland, Hull City, Aston Villa, and Sheffield Wednesday. He was relegated twice in the Premier League, with Birmingham and Hull. 


If you don't believe that Bruce can save this Newcastle, the odds that the Magpies will get relegated are 3.25 (9/4 fractional). It already happened twice in the last 10 years. 



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