Steve Bruce confirms Newcastle talks after confrontation with angry fan

Paola Ditto
Luglio 14, 2019

The Magpies have been without a manager since Benitez's contract expired on June 30 and the news that Bruce, who was at the Owls' Middlewood Road training headquarters on Friday as talks continued, is in pole position has not gone down particularly well with fans who were desperate for the Spaniard to stay. After being confronted by an irate Wednesday fan yesterday during the friendly win against Lincoln, Bruce confirmed talks with the Toon.

Geordie Bruce's desperation to be in charge of the club he and his family have supported will see his basic pay pegged at £1million a year, when predecessor Rafa Benitez was getting a £6m annual wage. It's in the hands of the club.

Under Ashley's ownership, as it stands the Magpies don't have a manager, no longer have either of the club's top two scorers, Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon (Source: BBC), from their 2018/19 campaign on the books and there have been no new signings this summer.

"There is nothing really to talk about until the two clubs reach some sort of a compromise". My agent contacted me, I had a think about it and a quick look at the situation and thanked them very much.

The Magpies are due to depart for the Premier League Asia Trophy in China on Saturday.

Bruce has won promotion to the Premier League on four occasions during a managerial career which has taken him from Sheffield United to Huddersfield, Crystal Palace, Birmingham, Wigan, Sunderland, Hull and Aston Villa.

The fan who confronted Bruce at Sincil Bank was booed by his fellow supporters in the away end, who chanted "Steve Bruce's Barmy Army".

Bruce, who was only installed as Owls boss in February was linked to the Newcastle job back in 2015.

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