Mike Ashley’s stance on ‘Bruce out’, potential replacements & Saudi takeover revealed in new report

According to The Chronicle, Steve Bruce’s job at Newcastle United is “not under immediate threat” as long as he remains outside the relegation zone.

In this damning update, Lee Ryder claims that Mike Ashley is instead fully focused on forcing through a ‘£340m’ Saudi takeover – not sacking the under-fire NUFC boss.

That’s all good and well regarding a takeover, but there’ll be no big money buyout if we continue to look such a sinking ship under Bruce and end up getting dragged into a serious fight for survival!

The Chronicle also state that Mike Ashley is reluctant to pay out a “seven figure compensation fee” should Bruce be sacked.

Not only that, the piece reveal how the NUFC owner fears any replacement would likely demand money to spend – potentially in the January window – with that being another expense he’s keen to avoid and unwilling to offer now he’s trying his utmost to sell up to the Saudis.

On the subject of potential replacements, Lee Ryder writes that available options such as ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe would want a budget for new recruits, while other managers out of work such as Tony Pulis and Garry Monk may be deemed no better than what we have.

After Bruce insisted after the game that he wouldn’t walk and will only leave if Mike Ashley sacks him, this really is a grim and frankly scary update from The Chronicle, suggesting the current owner won’t budge for as long as Bruce keeps us out of the bottom three.

We know his remit is all about survival, but ZERO wins in eight and ONE goal from open play in over 11 hours of football shows just how much we’re on the slide.

Newcastle fans made their thoughts clear last night, but how long will it take for Ashley to see sense and protect his asset?

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9 thoughts on “Mike Ashley’s stance on ‘Bruce out’, potential replacements & Saudi takeover revealed in new report

  1. The problem with waiting until we’re in the relegation zone, as previously with schteeve and Kinnear is it’s too late to turn things around. Action needs to be taken now. Our squad has enough talent in it to stay up and push for top 10 but our players are being broken by negativity.

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  2. The only thing saving cabbage heed is the pandemic! Voices are not being heard. I’m done with this club. No football, No ambition, No fight, No spirit!

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  3. Can’t watch them anymore!!!!
    They just can’t pass to each other, and can’t hold the ball for any length of time. They are under so much pressure at the back it’s painful to watch. They look like schoolboys against men!!!
    This performance was against the rock bottom team with no wins until last night. Newcastle made them look like Manchester City!!
    They are by far the worst team in the league and really are very poor individually, if not for our two exceptional goalkeepers we would have been relegated before now. We must be now favourites for the drop!!
    I for one hope we do go down!!! Can’t continue to watch this crap!

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  4. I coach an average U14 team and I give them a hard time for giving the ball away to easily however compared to NUFC they are like world beaters.
    No future, no hope under this regime.
    Bruce Out.

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  5. Bruce claims to a supporter of his home town club. if he was then he’d do the honourable and right thing but there’s no way he’s going to walk away from his pay-off. That’s how much the club means to him.

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  6. you have to question Fraser last night it looked to me like he did not want to be there and got himself sent off but bruce has to take the blame as well as the players look afraid to attack as bruce tactics are defended get a point if possible pinch a goal the man is a clown if bruce had been manager of one to Ashleys shops he would have been sacked before now

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  7. The pure stupidity and bloody mindedness of MA is to blame.
    He would not back a world class manager RB who could and was taking the club forward because he wanted to show everyone he was the boss.
    To prove his point he brings in SB who has been proven over time to be a totally inept manager at premiere league level, and backs him and his judgement to the tune of £100k, and shows how bloody minded he is.
    Big question what would Newcastle be playing like now with RB being afforded £100k?
    Rondon V Joelinton, Callum Wilson v Perez, Hendrick V anyone!
    Put that together with the tactically clueless SB now has instilled a let’s not get beat system and attitude instead of we will win attitude, has stripped the squad of any confidence going forward.
    Mike Ashley swallow your bloody pride, sack SB before it is too late or you can kiss your backside goodbye to any PIF deal.

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  8. Been a fan of NUFC for over 30 yeas and don’t care about results anymore. Negative formations negative passion truly upsets me that Newcastle have come to this
    Do I feel hard done by for that goal?? No.
    Do I feel hard done by that Mike Ashley bought my club 13 years ago and then gave me a succession of joke managers ending with Bruce?? Yes.
    No leader no commitment nothing at all. I won’t be watching that garbage again this season until a change is made for the better.

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