Mark Schwarzer has told Sky Sports’ The Football Show (via ChronicleLive) that he thinks Steve Bruce can land another job in the Premier League should he leave the Tyneside club if the proposed takeover goes through.
Should Bruce be Newcastle manager after the takeover?
Indeed, Amanda Staveley’s Saudi Arabian-led group are hoping that their £300m bid to buy out Mike Ashley will eventually be approved by the Premier League and, if this does happen, then a big decision will have to be made on the future of Bruce.
Technically, the Englishman was not picked by the would-be owners to manage their football club, and so it will have to be decided as to whether Bruce will be allowed to carry on should the takeover go through.
The Geordie coach has guided his team to a relatively impressive four points out of a possible six so far since the league resumed. They beat Chris Wilder’s European-chasing Sheffield United 3-0 at St. James’ Park on Sunday thanks to goals from Allan Saint-Maximin, Matt Ritchie and Joelinton before being held to a 1-1 draw against Dean Smith’s Aston Villa on Wednesday following a late equaliser.
The Magpies are relatively safe in the league and so it could be argued that Bruce has done well in his first season, also considering the fact that they are in an FA Cup quarter-final in which they host Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City this Sunday.
However, if the manager were to leave after the takeover, Schwarzer believes that he could get another job in the Premier League:
“Is Steve Bruce’s job under threat under new ownership? I think it probably would be because the name isn’t big enough, I would think, for the new ownership.
“But I think Steve Bruce has shown that he can be a very good manager in the Premier League and it has opened the door again massively.
“He said himself he was surprised he got this opportunity to manage back in the Premier League again when the Newcastle job came up.
“I think he has given himself an amazing amount of credit that he is going to get another job post this one.”
Given his record in the 2019/20 campaign, it is hard to argue with the former Fulham ‘keeper, and only time will tell whether he will be able to keep his job at the Toon if the takeover is completed.
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