A True Faith journalist has explained in an opinion piece as to why Steve Bruce should not remain as the manager of Newcastle United after the proposed takeover is completed.
Should Bruce be Newcastle coach after the takeover?
As per the piece, the writer claims that Bruce has nothing on his CV to suggest that he would be suited to a club that may well have European ambitions as the would-be owners would surely have the money to back themselves in the transfer market.
The journalist also highlights the manager’s main achievements in his coaching career so far in his opinion, which is the four promotions from the EFL Championship to the Premier League that he has achieved, twice with Birmingham City and twice with Hull City.
Whilst these are highly commendable achievements, Amanda Staveley’s Saudi-led group will likely be focusing on much higher ambitions than getting promoted from the Championship, and it is safe to say that they would not want to be relegated in the first place.
The piece also highlights his relatively poor record in the Premier League, as Bruce’s teams have only finished in the top 10 twice, with Birmingham City and the Tyneside club’s bitter rivals Sunderland AFC.
The Englishman only has a 28.4% win percentage in his whole top flight career as a boss so far, which is the second worst rate behind Bryan Robson (26.8%) for the 33 managers to have managed 200 or more matches in England’s highest division, as per the report.
Whether Bruce stays on after the prospective takeover is still up in the air, but these stats do not seem to help his cause.
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