Rob Lee has dropped an inside claim on Steve Bruce at Newcastle United amid the growing pressure on the manager to keep them in the Premier League.
Speaking to Football FanCast, the former St. James’ Park star revealed that the former Aston Villa and Sunderland boss was advised by Alan Shearer among others not to take the job at the Tyneside club when it was offered to him in the first place:
“I feel a little bit sorry for Steve Bruce but listen, he did manage Sunderland and play for Manchester United, who stopped us from winning the league.
“Yes, he did 100% speak to Alan and most people advised him not to, and certainly Alan told him ‘don’t do it’, but he wanted to because he’s a Geordie.”
Bruce should consider leaving Newcastle
Bruce should seriously consider leaving his beloved club in the North East if Mike Ashley does not have any intention of sacking him at this moment in time.
Should Bruce keep the Newcastle job?
A run of very poor results and questionable tactics at times have seen members of the Toon Army turn on the Geordie, and if he is unable to keep the Magpies in the top flight come the end of the 2020/21 term, then his job surely has to be questioned.
The Daily Mail have recently reported that Bruce is ‘under growing pressure’, with current Burnley manager Sean Dyche named as a potential replacement for the 60-year-old.
Nonetheless, given the advice that he received upon taking the job, maybe it was not the best of ideas for him to manage NUFC in the first place.
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