This is probably the most ridiculous Saudi takeover / Steve Bruce suggestion I’ve seen yet…

Another one of Steve Bruce’s former players has leaped to his defence today, but Chris Kirland’s latest suggestion is one of the most baffling comments we’ve seen yet – and there’s been plenty to pick from!

The former Liverpool goalkeeper, who played under Bruce at Wigan Athletic, has declared that it would be “absurd” to back someone like Mauricio Pochettino with PIF’s bottomless pit of cash should there ever be a Saudi takeover – instead staying Steve Bruce should be the man given big money to spend.

Here is what he told Inside Futbol about our current manager and the prospect of him being replaced in the event of a takeover:

“He (Steve Bruce) just knows a gem when he’s got one and I’d love to see him get money to spend at Newcastle.”

“Whether that’ll happen or not, you know, they don’t spend much money, do they, Newcastle – until they get taken over, but then there’s the talk if they get taken over, will they sack him and get a Pochettino in or get somebody else in, which is absurd for me.

“But nothing should surprise you in football.”

The only thing “absurd” about this is the suggestion any new owner should stick with Steve Bruce over someone like Mauricio Pochettino – a top manager who turned Spurs into title contenders and Champions League finalists!

While Bruce hasn’t been a total failure at NUFC, it’s hard to vouch for him as the man to take us forward in the event of a takeover.

He hasn’t shown anything in his managerial career that would indicate he could turn us into the force the Saudis would want us to become – or at least build towards.

A similar series of events to Mark Hughes’ final few months at Man City would likely occur in the event of a takeover. A manager who is on borrowed time from the off and one that is likely only one bad run of form away from the sack.

As a Toon fan who actually thinks Bruce has done alright, but not exceptional, let me ask Chris Kirkland this… What other top flight side would employ Steve Bruce if he were looking for a club today?

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8 thoughts on “This is probably the most ridiculous Saudi takeover / Steve Bruce suggestion I’ve seen yet…

  1. Come Charlie, make an effort.
    See if you can actually write something based on something other than your obvious hatred of Bruce.

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  2. Helen Clarey:
    Come Charlie, make an effort.
    See if you can actually write something based on something other than your obvious hatred of Bruce.

    Believe me, Charlie doesn’t hate Bruce.

    But when someone suggests we should back him over Poch in the event of a takeover? Come on Helen!

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  3. If Bruce was any good he wud be at man u to he is a championship manager and for those so called pundits only back him because he is anther English failure

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  4. Iam sick of these pundits crawling out of the woodwork to support Steve Bruce. The latest is Robbie
    Savage. What I wonder is would they be so keen if Bruce managed the clubs they support. Bruce has been very lucky in picking up points that his team tactics do not deserve like at Tottenham and Wolves. The lack of forward play and an inability to pass forward to a team mate is terrible. Why is he playing Almiron in midfield and not as a support to Wilson and why is he playing Saint Maximum there and not on the wing. Fraser and St Maximum should be wingers and Isaac Hayden as the defensive midfield player instead of the hapless Hendrick who could not even play regularly for Burnley. The sooner Bruce packs his bags the better.

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  5. It seems that when management changes, there will be a change in the staffing of the team. Most of it will happen in football clubs. So please choose for yourself a new team to continue pursuing my passion puzzle jigsaw

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