According to the Times’ Paul Joyce, Steve Bruce has resigned as manager of Sheffield Wednesday – along with his assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.
What’s more, he also claims that Newcastle have made a compensation offer to Sheffield Wednesday – however they’re yet to accept it.
Here’s what Joyce – a north-east correspondent for the Times – has had to say in a big update on the 58-year-old’s future this morning:
“Steve Bruce is understood to have resigned as Sheffield Wednesday manager this morning, along with assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence. All three put resignations in writing.
“Newcastle have made an offer of compensation to Sheffield Wed – but it is still to be accepted.”
This really is a mess, and you can’t help but feel a little for Sheffield Wednesday in all of this – a club that not only gave him 1 month’s bereavement leave after personal issues but have also backed him in the transfer market ever since he took over.
I had hoped this one would fall through and that we’d end up looking at a slightly more capable manager currently out of work like Sanchez Flores, Blanc or Van Bronckhorst, but it looks like Bruce is now forcing a move to St James’ Park.
As stated below, this would sum up the underhand approach Mike Ashley and co. have no doubt taken in their attempt to bring Bruce to Newcastle, with Sheffield Wednesday unlikely to receive anything like the compensation fee they were entitled to if this is true.