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Newcastle: Steve Bruce unlikely to be sacked on Monday

Newcastle: Steve Bruce unlikely to be sacked on Monday -Newcastle United News

George Caulkin doesn’t expect Steve Bruce to be sacked as Newcastle United manager today.

The lowdown

Amanda Staveley is to meet with the 60-year-old and the Newcastle squad face-to-face for the first time on Monday following the completion of the club’s takeover last week.

According to Sky Sports’ Keith Downie, Bruce is set to be ‘relieved of his duties’ before next weekend’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

Newcastle are currently 19th in the Premier League after picking up just three points from a possible  21.In a recent survey carried out by the Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust, just under 95% of fans called for Bruce to resign.

The latest

Caulkin, a senior writer at The Athletic, confirmed that the new owners ‘will be back on Tyneside’ today. The players who aren’t on international duty are scheduled to train in the afternoon and ‘the plan is to meet them’.

On Monday morning, he tweeted: “Newcastle’s new owners – a phrase which still takes some getting used to – will be back on Tyneside today. The team are training in the afternoon & the plan is to meet them. As of last night, line was “no decision” on Steve Bruce. I’m sure he’ll go but doubt it will be today.”

The verdict

This is becoming a very poorly-kept secret. It seems pretty clear that Bruce’s time is up, so Newcastle should perhaps have made the change already.

The immediate replacement should be given as much as time as possible to take charge of training and make whatever alterations he can prior to the Spurs game on Sunday.

After all, let’s not forget that Newcastle need to start picking up points soon, for despite their new-found wealth, they currently occupy a place in the Premier League relegation zone and cannot flaunt their riches until the January transfer window.

In other news, this Premier League manager is in the frame to replace Bruce.

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