Allan Saint-Maximin releases personal emotional statement after Steve Bruce sacking
Allan Saint-Maximin has reacted to Steve Bruce leaving St James Park.
Wednesday morning seeing Newcastle United releasing an official statement (see below), revealing that by ‘mutual consent’ the clubs and head coach had agreed he should be sacked.
After paying £43m for Joelinton six days after becoming Head Coach of Newcastle United on 17 July 2019, the second Steve Bruce buy was Allan Saint-Maximin for £20m.
The Frenchman going public after hearing the news today…
Allan Saint-Maximin via his Twitter account – 20 October 2021:
“You are, without a doubt, one of the most gentle people that I have ever met in the world of football.
“You have been a man of your word, a caring man and a fair man who never hesitated to protect us.
“I will never forget how you treated me, for that I will be forever grateful.
“It has been an honour and a privilege to have you as a coach, thank you Steve.”
Newcastle United official statement – 20 October 2021:
Newcastle United can confirm that Steve Bruce has left his position as head coach by mutual consent.
He leaves the Magpies after more than two years in charge, having steered the club to 13th and 12th-place finishes in the Premier League and reaching the quarter-final stage in both the Emirates FA Cup and Carabao Cup during his tenure.
Newcastle United would like to place on record its gratitude to Steve for his contribution and wishes him well for the future.
Steve Bruce said:
“I am grateful to everyone connected with Newcastle United for the opportunity to manage this unique football club.
“I would like to thank my coaching team, the players and the support staff in particular for all their hard work. There have been highs and lows, but they have given everything even in difficult moments and should be proud of their efforts.
“This is a club with incredible support, and I hope the new owners can take it forward to where we all want it to be. I wish everyone the very best of luck for the rest of this season and beyond.”
Graeme Jones will lead the team on an interim basis, starting with Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace, and will be supported by the coaching team of Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence, Ben Dawson and Simon Smith.
The process of recruiting a new head coach is under way and an appointment will be announced in due course.
The club will not be making further comment at this time.’
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