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Former Newcastle United star says ‘Steve Bruce would’ve fitted anybody’s bill’

1 month ago

Alan Kennedy was a quality player for Newcastle United.

For many older fans, they will recall a time when in Irving Nattrass and Kennedy, United had arguably the most exciting pair of attacking full-backs in the First Division in the seventies.

Whilst Nattrass eventually left for Middlesbrough, Alan Kennedy went on to find fame and fortune with Liverpool, including scoring winning goals in European Cup finals.

The Sunderland born former left-back is now trying to make it as a pundit.

The latest one to give his view on Steve Bruce…

Alan Kennedy on whether Steve Bruce deserved to be sacked by Newcastle, speaking to Betfred:

“I think he’s been hard done by, Steve Bruce.

“I really do.

“It’s the power game isn’t it?

“I don’t know how much the new owners have to invest in the football club but for me you need a good solid manager and Steve Bruce would’ve fitted anybody’s bill.

“He’s still good enough to find his way somewhere else.”

Not the biggest surprise in the world, ask an old English pro whether former English pro deserved to be sacked, are you really going to get any other answer.

Especially when it is Steve Bruce, who as well as being the worst manager ever to take charge of so many Premier League games, has also become the most popular ever manager amongst his peers. It is truly bizarre.

Spaniard Xisco Munoz gets Watford promoted, despite minimal backing this summer he has the Hornets in mid-table with seven points from the opening seven games, yet his departure is met with a shrug of the shoulders by media and pundits alike. The reaction already is Xisco who?

Yet somebody who has zero wins from nine games and has his team second from bottom of the Premier League despite spending on players of £160m in the just over two years he was in the job, after taking over a mid-table team from Rafa Benitez…..has been ‘hard done by’ and ‘Steve Bruce would’ve fitted anybody’s bill’…

You simply couldn’t make it up.

Alan Kennedy says that Steve Bruce is ‘Still good enough to find his way somewhere else’, well if that somewhere else turns out to be another Premier League club, then maybe we would stop for a second to wonder if, just maybe, we as Newcastle United fans (and owners) should have maybe not acted so ‘hastily’ after only seven wins in the last thirty eight games.

It is worth noting that before Mike Ashley plucked Steve Bruce out of the Championship on 17 July 2019, the last Premier League club to appoint him was Sunderland on 27 May 2009. For over ten years it was only Championship clubs that considered appointing Steve Bruce, until Ashley did what he did.

Funny that.


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