Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed in a club statement that there “remans outstanding legal issues to be resolved” between themselves and Newcastle following the appointment of Steve Bruce and his assistants at St James’ Park.
As a result, Sheffield Wednesday reveal that they are now threatening to take legal action against Mike Ashley.
Even by Mike Ashley’s standards, this could be a new low, with Newcastle United now facing legal action all because they were desperate to appoint Steve Bruce – a Championship-level manager who was not wanted by us fans.
Here’s how Sheffield Wednesday’s club statement reads in response to Steve Bruce’s appointment at Newcastle United.
‘The Club is disappointed to learn via public statement issued by Newcastle United that it has appointed former Sheffield Wednesday staff Steve Bruce, Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.
‘Regardless of the fact that the staff resigned from their positions with the Club on Monday, there remains outstanding legal issues to be resolved between the club and the staff and Newcastle United. The Club is currently considering its position and taking the appropriate legal advice.
‘No further comment will be made by the Club concerning this matter.‘
Just when you think our summer couldn’t stoop to new lows, we here this (not forgetting the fact we are 3-0 down to Wolves in China as I type).
Has Mike Ashley appointed Steve Bruce and his staff at Newcastle United without their consent and without an agreement in place? It looks that way.
The sad thing is, I was half expecting this given some of the underhand tactics that have been reported over the past week in our pursuit of Bruce.
What a mess. Let’s hope they take him to the cleaners!