Paddy Kenny has claimed that the potential new owners would look to replace Steve Bruce at Newcastle United if a takeover was completed.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Leeds United goalkeeper has said that looking for a new manager at the St. James’ Park faithful would be one of the first things that the potential new owners would do if the deal between Mike Ashley and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) group were to go through:
“Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce, the fans are on their back massively.
“I feared for them a few weeks ago but now I think they’ll stay up. I don’t know whether a takeover will depend on if they stay up or go down.
“But a new manager would definitely be one of the first things new owners would look at. He looks lost, Bruce.
“You know how passionate those Geordies are. They want him out really badly. If they get a new owner in, they’ll get a new manager in and start afresh and build up from scratch.”
Newcastle should replace Bruce
If the proposed takeover were to go through in the North East, then the new owners at the Tyneside club should be looking to replace Bruce.
Should Bruce keep the Newcastle job?
While the former Aston Villa and Sunderland boss may well keep the Magpies up in the Premier League again come the end of the 2020/21 term, the new board would surely have bigger ambitions than just staying up.
Given also that members of the Toon Army have not always seen eye to eye with Bruce, the last thing that the owners would want is a toxic atmosphere surrounding the place, especially if and when fans are allowed back into the stadium.
Nonetheless, a shiny, fresh face may be something that NUFC should really consider in order to take them into a new era.
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