According to Liverpool star Andy Robertson, Steve Bruce’s managerial record “speaks for itself”, saying it’s ‘unfair’ that Newcastle fans are being negative about “a man who’s achieved what he has”.
Don’t get me wrong, I do NOT believe the doom, gloom and frustration should be angled towards Bruce – he’s just the symptom and Mike Ashley is the real disease – however this really is laughable from Robertson.
Yes he had a key period under Steve Bruce at Hull, with the 58-year-old bringing in the left-back from Scotland several years ago, but it’s pretty difficult to agree with some of the claims he’s made here.
“There has been a lot of negativity around it & I think that’s unfair for a man who’s achieved what he has.“
He has the second poorest win rate of all Premier League managers to have take 250+ games in the Premier League and has been relegated twice:
“His record speaks for itself.”
It really does. Of all the manager’s we’ve had, his point-per-game at Premier League level is the poorest of them all – and we’ve had some bad ones!
Here’s Robertson’s comments in full:
“For the two-and-a-half years I was with him he was different class and helped make me the player I am today.”
“There has been a lot of negativity around it & I think that’s unfair for a man who’s achieved what he has.
“I hope he (Steve Bruce) gets the backing he deserves. A lot has been said about it, but for me he is a fantastic manager & his record speaks for itself.”
Bruce’s reign has started well, with a positive 1-0 win over West Ham in the Asian Trophy yesterday, but he’s still got a LOT to prove at Premier League level.
He may have been the sort of man-manager Robertson loves, however the facts don’t lie.
Let’s hope he proves us wrong and comes up trumps on Tyneside.