Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is reportedly ‘in the dark’ over the prospective takeover situation in the North East as he revealed all to Geoff Shreeves on Sky Sports.
When asked by the reporter about what he knew about the proposed deal at St. James’ Park, the Magpies coach said:
“We’ve left it at that and gone back to work. I’m in the dark like most other people, and for that, I’m glad, really, because I can’t comment on it. It’s not worth talking about it as I really don’t know.”
With reports that the £300 million bid has officially been given the green light by the Premier League with an announcement close, perhaps it is surprising that Bruce really does not know anything about it, and some members of the Toon faithful may be wondering whether this has been a deliberate ploy from the would-be owners as they could be seeking to replace him for next season.
Nevertheless, the 59-year old will at least be looking to end the remainder of this 2019/2020 campaign on a high, if the term even resumes of course. The Tyneside club sit relatively comfortably in 13th place in the top flight table on 35 points, eight points above the relegation zone with nine games left to play, as per the BBC.
However, under the prospective new owners, NUFC will surely be aiming for higher if they have the money to spend in the upcoming summer transfer window, as Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) will be turning to the country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) as well as the rather wealthy Amanda Staveley and billionaire Reuben brothers to give more cash for disposal.
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As per Sky Sports, Bruce also revealed that he has a ‘wonderful working relationship’ with current managing director Lee Charnley and claimed that if he had something to tell him, he would. As Bruce claims that he knows very little about the takeover, perhaps it may be an idea for Charnley to shed some light on the whole situation.
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