Steve Bruce speaks out about NUFC job after being quizzed at Sheffield Wednesday training camp

Steve Bruce has shrugged off reports claiming he could become the new Newcastle United manager, saying ‘it’s news to me”.

This comes after his odds dropped dramatically with several bookmakers on Tuesday (with some suspending the betting) after Sky Sports confirmed he was one of the names Mike Ashley was ‘considering’ to replace Rafa Benitez.

It looks like any move for Bruce is far from imminent, however, with him seeming baffled by the fact he’s suddenly become the bookies favourite.

Here’s what he’s had to say to the Sheffield Star after the Owls’ pre-season win over Shrewsbury Town last night:

“It’s news to me.

“God only knows what happened on Tuesday afternoon. There seemed to be an upsurge (in the betting) from somewhere.

“As far as I am concerned, I am here, I am going home tomorrow and looking forward to walking the dog.”

This will no doubt come as a relief to many fans, with many seeing the former Wigan, Sunderland Villa and Birmingham boss as an incredibly underwhelming option.

That said, he’s not actually ruled himself out of the running or stated he has no plans to leave if an offer did arrive.

I’m hoping we make no approach and decide to pursue slightly more inspiring options instead, however I am a firm believer that he’d leave Sheffield Wednesday in a flash if Mike Ashley did come calling.

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “Steve Bruce speaks out about NUFC job after being quizzed at Sheffield Wednesday training camp

  1. He’s selling it and there is no manager hunt it’s a smoke screen till deal is through , I think Ashley set a deadline of the end of this week for takeover to go through or he will pull it !!
    Let’s hope all goes through or we will have 2-3 weeks to build a management team and bolster a squad that is strong but slim on the ground for rigours ahead


  2. I’d take a takeover even if it is late coming. We can grab what we can now and then go aggressively after players in January if needs be. We usually wait until late anyway, it’s nothing new. Being rid of Ashley is all that matters. If this delay results in ridding us of Ashley I’d even take relegation.
    #Boycott Arsenal


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