Steve Bruce breaks silence on £300m Saudi takeover live on Sky Sports – Watch it here

Steve Bruce has admitted he is “in the dark” about our potential £300m takeover – but says it would be “great” to be part of it should the Saudi-backed buyout go through.

One of the key areas of discussion surrounding the takeover has been Bruce’s job, with speculation about who the Saudis will want at the helm causing a debate among supporters.

The gaffer was speaking to Geoff Shreeves live on Sky Sports earlier today, where he also spoke about how good it would be for Newcastle to be competing with the best once again:

“If it’s good for Newcastle, and the club are going to try to compete with these teams, to be part of it would be great.

“I would love to see it and I’d love to be part of it. I hope it’s where it goes, but in the meantime I’ll just crack on, wait, roll my sleeves up and get on with trying to get some results to try and get the club going forward.

“If that happens for Newcastle in the future, then great, I’d be delighted. You do get labelled in the game, and that’s why I enjoyed my time managing in the Championship. I’d back myself against most people in that division.

“But to be in a position where you’re actually challenging, and you have a good enough team as Newcastle did in 1995 and under Sir Bobby Robson as well, then it would be wonderful. I’d back myself, of course I would.

“I have a wonderful working relationship with Lee Charnley and he told me, ‘when there’s something to tell you, Steve, I’ll tell you’.

“We’ve left it at that and gone back to work. I’m in the dark like most other people, and for that, I’m glad, really, because I can’t comment on it. It’s not worth talking about it as I really don’t know.”

While you’d think the “manager” would know if it’s club was/wasn’t getting taken over by new owners, this is hardly surprising at Newcastle United.

Out of respect, Bruce should know what is going on as he will have the biggest target on his back should the Saudis walk through the door.

Bruce then spoke about the recent return to training and Danny Rose’s comments against ‘Project Restart’:

Worst case scenario for Bruce is he will be replaced at the end of the season – should it ever resume.

A man once despised by our fanbase for his Sunderland links will be walking away with his head held high.

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