Speaking recently to talkSPORT, former Newcastle United midfielder, Darren Ambrose, called for the Magpies manager, Steve Bruce, to resign from his position.
Following the club’s 2-0 loss against Aston Villa on Saturday, Bruce’s side failed to confound the odds of pretty much every UK bookmaker and have slipped to 16th place in the Premier League table, just seven points above the relegation zone.
The defeat against Villa also marked the 10th straight game in all competitions that the Magpies have failed to leave a game with a win, with the disastrous run of form leading to intensified calls from the Newcastle fan base that Bruce should be removed from his position as manager of the club.
And, it would appear that this is an opinion that Ambrose agrees with, as, speaking recently to talkSPORT, the former Newcastle midfielder criticised the 60-year-old’s negative tactical set up at the club, as well as joining fans’ calls for Bruce to resign.
He said: “I do think he should resign. I just feel that he could have won the fans back, he could have won them over. If he went out and played exciting football, attacking football, he definitely could have won them over.
“They’re in freefall, there’s no direction, there’s a lot of uncertainty, the owner is hated – if he went out and played football that would excite the Newcastle fans I think he would have won them over and I think they would have grown to love him. Everything that’s going on off the pitch is irrelevant if you’re playing free, exciting football on the pitch.
“It’s just not quite happening for Steve Bruce at the moment and I don’t think he’s read the fans when he’s come in. He should have just come in and had a real go, what worse could he have done?”
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While it is obvious that Ambrose, along with many Newcastle fans, feels that the club cannot progress while Bruce is at the helm, it would appear that they may well be forced to tolerate the 60-year-old for a little while longer just yet, as Lee Ryder recently reported in an article for The Chronicle on Monday that Bruce looks set to be given ‘at least the end of the season’ in charge of the club.
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