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Mike Ashley giving Steve Bruce Newcastle United contract extension ahead of new season – Report

2 months ago

Steve Bruce is to extend his stay at Newcastle United.

An exclusive on Friday morning has revealed that Mike Ashley is giving the NUFC Head Coach a new deal.

Newcastle United fans were gutted when Steve Bruce was given a three year contract back on 17 July 2019 by Mike Ashley.

That will be nothing compared to the news of a new three year deal that Bruce is set to sign.

The exclusive comes from the Daily Star and they claim their sources have told them that Mike Ashley is happy just so long as Newcastle United stay in the Premier League, which is news to nobody…

So that with Steve Bruce ‘achieving’ this twice, Mike Ashley is therefore happy to sign the Head Coach up on another three year deal.

The report adds that the same sources have brought back news that despite the Newcastle United Takeover saga still showing no public signs of a successful conclusion in the near future, Ashley is still very confident that the deal is going to happen, allowing him to bow out with hundreds of millions of pounds in his pockets and the Saudis left to sort the mess out that Mike Ashley and his minions will leave behind.

The Daily Star go on further to say that while Steve Bruce is going to get this new three year deal, it comes with no guarantees of backing in the transfer market. With a net spend of over £100m in his first two seasons, it was in stark contrast to Rafa Benitez who was allowed no net spend at all and actually made Mike Ashley a profit on transfers in and out during his own three year contract.

Obviously only a report / exclusive as things stand but absolutely no Newcastle fan would be surprised if Mike Ashley does reward Steve Bruce despite the dire football and lack of progress despite that £100m net spend. Bruce has shown he is willing to do and say anything to back up Mike Ashley these past two years, no matter how ridiculous it makes himself (Steve Bruce) look, which is of course the main qualification for being a Head Coach under this owner.

Meanwhile, we reach day 52 of the transfer window with not a single Newcastle United signing, though the other 19 Premier League clubs have all contributed to well over 50 signings so far, with around half a billion pounds spent.

Premier League clubs signings agreed so far in 2021 summer transfer window:


Nuno Tavares – £8m from Benfica

Albert Sambi Lokonga – £15m from Anderlecht

Aston Villa

Emiliano Buendia – £33m from Norwich

Ashley Young – Free from Inter Milan


Frank Onyeka – £10m from Midtjylland

Myles Peart-Harris – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea

Kristoffer Ajer – £13.5m from Celtic


Enoch Mwepu – £22m from RB Salzburg

Kjell Scherpen – Undisclosed from Ajax


Nathan Collins – £12m from Stoke

Wayne Hennessey – Free transfer from Crystal Palace


Marcus Bettinelli – Free transfer from Fulham

Crystal Palace

Joachim Andersen – Eventual fee could reach £18m from Lyon

Marc Guehi – Eventual fee could reach £20m from Chelsea

Michael Olise – £8m from Reading

Jacob Montes – Undisclosed fee from Georgetown University

Remi Matthews – Free transfer from Sunderland


Demarai Gray – £1.7m from Bayer Leverkusen

Andros Townsend – Free transfer from Crystal Palace

Asmir Begovic – Free transfer from Bournemouth


Junior Firpo – £13m from Barcelona

Amari Miller – Undisclosed fee from Birmingham City

Jack Harrison – £11m from Man City


Patson Daka – £22m from Red Bull Salzburg

Boubakary Soumare – £17m from Lille

Ryan Bertrand – Free transfer from Southampton


Ibrahima Konate – £36m from Leipzig

Man City

Scott Carson – Free from Derby County

Man Utd

Jadon Sancho – £73m from Borussia Dortmund

Tom Heaton – Free from Aston Villa


Pierre Lees-Melou – £3.5m from Nice

Billy Gilmour – Loan from Chelsea

Ben Gibson – £9m from Burnley

Dimitrios Giannoulis – £6m from PAOK Salonika

Angus Gunn – £5m from Southampton

Milot Rashica – £11m from Werder Bremen


Romain Perraud – £12m from Stade Brest

Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton


Bryan Gil – £21m from Sevilla

Pierluigi Gollini – Loan with option to buy for £13m from Atalanta


Imran Louza – £9m from FC Nantes

Ashley Fletcher – Free transfer from Middlesbrough

Danny Rose – Free transfer from Tottenham

Emmanuel Dennis – Undisclosed from Club Brugge

Peter Etebo – Loan from Stoke

Joshua King – Free from Everton

Dapo Mebude – Free from Rangers

West Ham

Alphonse Areola – Loan from PSG

Craig Dawson – Undisclosed fee from Watford

Pierre Ekwah Elimby – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea


Rayan Ait-Nouri – Undisclosed fee from Angers

Francisco Trincao – Loan from Barcelona with £25m option to buy

Yerson Mosquera – Undisclosed fee from Atletico Nacional


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