Danny Mills has claimed that he does not expect Steve Bruce to remain the manager of Newcastle United if the potential takeover is completed.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Leeds and Manchester City defender believes that Bruce will struggle to keep his job if the deal between Mike Ashley and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) group does eventually go through. Mills said:
“Definitely. I like Steve Bruce and I’m surprised they haven’t turned it around, I’m really surprised at that.
“I thought he would get results quicker and get that team playing. They were scraping by and I thought they were getting enough results to be safe by now but it hasn’t happened, for whatever reason.
“His job is always going to be under pressure with new owners coming in but the results they’ve had lately, he’ll be under real pressure.
“With new owners potentially coming in I’d be very surprised if he’s the manager next season.”
Bruce under pressure
Bruce is certainly under pressure at St James’ Park to deliver results going into the last few games of the season, with his team currently flirting with potential relegation to the Championship.
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Nonetheless, if the northeast club were to stay up, then it is very possible that the takeover could still happen, as long as the KSA’ Public Investment Fund (PIF) find themselves a pathway to come back onto the table.
However, Bruce was not employed by the KSA consortium, and so they may look for a fresh face in order to take Newcastle into a potential new era.
Of course, everything is all speculation up until this point in time, but Bruce may well struggle to keep his job if new owners come into the Tyneside club, as Mills has claimed.
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