Simon Jordan believes Steve Bruce’s time at Newcastle United is now “done” – feeling the seemingly imminent arrival of Graeme Jones is anything but a show of faith.
The former Palace owner insists that the need to bring in a new voice in and around the training ground is a clear sign that Bruce has lost the dressing room, saying it’s now a “matter of time” until he goes.
Incredibly, he also claims in the middle of his latest rant that Mike Ashley’s decision to buy Newcastle United was part of a wager between himself and Paul Kemsley – the former Spurs Chairman who is said to have bet the NUFC owner that he wouldn’t take over on Tyneside back in 2007!
Here’s Jordan’s comments in full, which also see him pathetically condemn us Newcastle fans for complaining – all because bigger clubs have suffered more damaging declines than us under Mike Ashley:
The last line signals a real change of tune from him, stating that the blame for our struggles must lie with the manager and that he won’t give Steve Bruce a free pass just because he likes him. Funny, that, because it seems Jordan has given his mate a pass all this time for that exact reason!
As for Jones’ potential arrival and what it means, time will tell if it really is the beginning of the end for Steve Bruce…or whether it is actually Mike Ashley giving one last show of support to NUFC boss.
Either way, this is yet another ‘friend’ of Bruce’s who has essentially told him to leave before he’s given the boot, with Tony Cascarino also calling for his resignation over the weekend.
As for Mike Ashley and this ‘bet’ to buy Newcastle United, it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s partly true. After all, his miserable 13 years on Tyneside has so often felt like one big game gone horribly wrong.