Luke Edwards has dropped a big update on the future of Steve Bruce at Newcastle United.
Writing in his latest piece for the Daily Telegraph, the football journalist has claimed that the St. James’ Park faithful could offer the former Aston Villa and Sunderland boss a new deal in the North East if he keeps them up in the Premier League at the end of the 2020/21 term.
Should Bruce keep the Newcastle job?
Mike Ashley is continuing to show his support for Bruce despite the real chance of the Tyneside club finding themselves relegated down to the EFL Championship, but it is not clear whether he would still back the manager if this were to happen.
Edwards tweeted that the contract talks, that could open up in the summer, ‘all seems a long way off’ at this moment in time, given that the Magpies are far from secure in the top flight.
Newcastle must stay up
The Toon just need to prioritise staying in the division for now before any discussions over a potential new contract for Bruce.
However, even if they were to stay up, one could still question whether it would be a successful season to just avoid relegation, especially considering the discontent from fans about the play-style and tactics offered by Bruce.
NUFC need a manager that will push them on, and it seems pretty clear by now that Bruce cannot do that.
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