Frank McAvennie has now claimed that Newcastle United will sack Steve Bruce ‘soon’.
The Lowdown: Bad start
The St. James’ Park faithful have got off to the worst possible start to the 2021/22 season, losing both of their opening two games in the Premier League before being knocked out of the second round of the Carabao Cup at home to Burnley on penalties.
Should Bruce keep the Newcastle job?
There is now pressure on Bruce to get a result at home to Southampton on Saturday afternoon before the international break.
The Latest: McAvennie on Bruce
Speaking to Football Insider, former Celtic and West Ham United striker McAvennie has now claimed that the North East club are going to sack Bruce ‘soon’, as the former Aston Villa and Sunderland manager is ‘under pressure’:
“They are going to sack Bruce soon after the latest events.
“It’s going to happen but that won’t change anything. There might be a change at the start.
“The club needs an overhaul, how many times has it been said?
“Bruce doesn’t help himself, does he? He’s under pressure, I get that, but he comes out with some daft things.
“That’s probably just him giving a bit back because he gets so much abuse.
“It’s been a really bad start for them and they need that first win to come soon.
“If they go into the international break with no points there will be hell on.”
The Verdict: Right time
If the Tyneside club are going to progress, now is probably the right time to sack Bruce and bring a new manager in, giving a new boss a couple of weeks to get his plans in order.
Of course, it is still very early on in the campaign, but he has not had the best relationship with the Toon Army, who have often been critical of his brand of football among other areas of his management (The Daily Mirror).
With Bruce not being backed in the transfer market either, as Joe Willock has been the only player to come through the door so far, it may be time to give someone else a go in the hot seat.
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