Steve Bruce asks new owners for chance to show what he can do – Head Coach reacts to NUFC takeover
Steve Bruce has asked the new Newcastle United owners for the chance to prove himself.
Speaking after news of the takeover broke on Thursday, Steve Bruce making the public appeal via a media interview.
Not having met the new owners yet, the NUFC Head Coach instead making the appeal via his friend and staunch media supporter, Luke Edwards.
The man from The Telegraph interviewing Steve Bruce (see below), as he faces an exit from Newcastle United having overseen 999 games as manager / head coach of countless clubs during his career.
Steve Bruce insisting he’d love the chance to continue BUT at the same time ‘realistic’ that it may well not be on the agenda of the new owners.
With 95% of Newcastle fans in an NUST poll saying they want Steve Bruce gone, earlier this week, it is pretty obvious what the NUFC fanbase want to happen after Bruce’s shocking 27 months in charge.
No wins in eight games this season, whilst the last ten months have seen a win ratio of less than 19% for Steve Bruce, seven victories in the last thirty seven NUFC matches.
Here are a few extracts from Steve Bruce’s (last as NUFC Head Coach?) interview.
Steve Bruce saying he knew nothing about an imminent takeover until the news broke yesterday.
Steve Bruce speaking to Luke Edwards of The Telegraph – Thursday 7 October 2021:
“I want to continue, I’d like the chance to show the new owners what I can do, but you have to be realistic and they may well want a new manager to launch things for them. New owners normally want a new manager. I’ve been around long enough to understand that.”
“I am not going to be bitter or angry about anything, whatever happens. Of course there will be sadness if I lose my job, it’s the job I’ve wanted my whole life, certainly since I became a manager and as hard as it’s been, I have been enormously proud to be manager of Newcastle United. That will never change.”
“I really hope this is the start of an exciting new era, it certainly sounds exciting when you read about how much money Saudi Arabians have. I didn’t know anything about this until news of it broke yesterday.”
“I think whoever took over from Rafa, it was going to be tough. I don’t think people wanted me from the start, in the local media and the fans.”
“The takeover is a chance for this club to be what every supporter has wanted it to be for so long. If this is the real deal, I’ll be happy for the fans because, at the end of the day, that is what I am.”
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