Newcastle United have announced the hiring of Steve Bruce for the 2018/19 campaign as the former England international returns to his boyhood club.
Steve Bruce is now going to be sitting on the poisoned chalice fans have come to know as the managerial post at Newcastle United.
Following the departure of Rafael Benitez under acrimonious circumstances, Mike Ashley was keen on bringing an experienced replacement. The former Sheffield Wednesday boss has been handed a three year deal by the Magpies according to The Express and will be looking to help the club do well next season despite a troubled transfer window.
While speaking to reporters, the club’s managing director, Lee Charnley said that Steve Bruce understands what it means to be a Newcastle United fan.
“There is a huge challenge ahead of us, but it’s one that my staff and I are ready for. We’ll roll our sleeves up and we’ll be giving it everything from the off to ensure supporters have a successful team that they can be proud of.”
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Born and raised in Tyneside, Steve Bruce has been a vocal supporter of the Toon ever since he was a kid.
“Steve has a deep affection for Newcastle United,” Charnley said according to The Express.
“And we are very pleased that a coach with his vast experience and connections to the club and city has joined us.
“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.”
Charnley is confident that Newcastle would be fully prepared for the new season under Steve Bruce.
“The hard work for Steve and his team starts immediately and we will be fully prepared for the challenge of a new Premier League season,” Charnley added.
“I would place on record my thanks to Ben Dawson, Neil Redfearn and our medical and support staff for the way in which they have worked together to oversee the start of our pre-season preparations.”
However, fans aren’t too happy with the announcement and have made their feelings known.