According to the Daily Mirror, Steve Bruce would become the Premier League’s lowest-paid manager should he take over at Newcastle United after the departure of Rafa Benitez.
Steve Bruce will earn six times less than Rafa Benitez and be the worst payed manager in the PL, on incentivised terms. Bruce also wants to bring back Newcastle’s legendary star-finder Graham Carr as part of his St James’ Park revolution. #nufc [Mirror]
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 13, 2019
The report states that Bruce would be set to earn six times less than what Benitez was earning to do the same job. Benitez’s annual wages of £6m is getting cut to £1m a year for Steve Bruce, although every place Newcastle finish above the drop zone brings a bonus of some sorts for the 58-year-old.
It’s also stated that Bruce is keen to ensure Graham Carr returns to the club as he knows that the former scout still possesses the contacts in Europe to bring in the right players.
This comes after former England chief Sam Allardyce told talkSPORT he’d rejected the chance to return to St. James’ Park, over a decade after the Mike Ashley regime sacked him in 2008.
You can read the Magpies’ verdict on the Bruce update here:
Cheap cheap cheap
— Gordon G (@GordonG22552156) 13 July 2019
Gettin. Can’t wait until he signs Cattermole on a free as his midfield general. We’ve peaked lads.
— Callum Robinson (@Robinson_Callum) 13 July 2019
We’re done. Can we just ask the Premier League if we can relegate already. Just save us the pain.
— Mark (@MarkMazzocchi) 13 July 2019
Mike Ashley never learns, it just gets worse and worse
— The Half Geordie (@TheHalfGeordie) 13 July 2019
— Shane Kearley (@srkearley) 14 July 2019
It’s like MA is legitimately insane “let’s go back to thr exact same model that relegated us”.
— The Historical Beard (@PawnsorKings) 13 July 2019
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This is gonna go well given how Bruce got on with Ben Arfa at Hull.
— Si (@Silo_1980) 13 July 2019