New claims emerge on Steve Bruce’s future & the manager now priced 2/1 to replace him

Speaking on Duncan Castles’ Transfer Window podcast, Ian McGarry claims Chris Wilder is in the running to replace Steve Bruce.

He claims that Newcastle are exploring their options heading into the weekend, suggesting the club will sack Bruce should we lose Saturday’s relegation six-pointer at Brighton.

Wilder was sacked by Sheffield United last weekend and is priced at just 2/1 to take over on Tyneside according to one bookmaker, with The Athletic also revealing that he was on our radar the summer Steve Bruce was appointed in 2019.

Here’s what McGarry had to say on Duncan Castles’ latest podcast, claiming Sheffield United are stalling on his compensation package after becoming aware of our interest in the 53-year-old:

“We bring you news now of the possibility, which has been talked about, of the departure of Newcastle United’s manager Steve Bruce, a Manchester United legend himself, and the possibility of him being replaced if they lose to Brighton this coming weekend,”

“We understand [Chris Wilder] is in the running to replace Steve Bruce, something which Sheffield United are aware of, and therefore are stalling on the compensation package [potentially owed to him following his recent departure],”

Who knows what’s going on behind the scenes – although you’d like to believe the club will FINALLY look for a new manager if Bruce makes it two wins in 20 at Brighton.

Wilder may not be up there alongside the likes of Howe, Lampard or Benitez as the most inspiring replacement, but beggars can’t be choosers at this stage of the season.

After all, not many will work under Mike Ashley – never mind have just NINE games to avoid a relegation being stamped onto their CV.

If these rumours were true and Wilder was being eyed up, would you be happy to see him replace Bruce should defeat on Saturday see him sacked?

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6 thoughts on “New claims emerge on Steve Bruce’s future & the manager now priced 2/1 to replace him

  1. If losing to Brighton means that we can get rid of that useless, pathetic coward Bruce then I would gladly take the loss now

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  2. Bruce Out:
    If losing to Brighton means that we can get rid of that useless, pathetic coward Bruce then I would gladly take the loss now

    So a win against Brighton keeps us up and a loss sends us down.

    So you would rather we went down and spent another season in the Championship, lost good players and had to start building all over again, which would be even more difficult considering how much revenue we would lose, just to get rid of Bruce.

    Typical , non-thinking, bandwagon-jumping, mob-following, sheep of Toon fan’s response.

    Were you saying the same thing when Rafa had us in the same position?

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  3. Still not very ambitious wanting Chris wilder to replace Bruce as he did get sacked by sheff utd only the other week. But I guess anyone is gonna b better than the clown we have at the mo. Even if we draw wit Brighton he should still get sacked as we have to win at least 3 games to stay up.

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  4. It would be great to see the back of Bruce, I don’t believe any professional manager could do a worse job so get rid. The bloke wont leave of his own volition he has absolute zero class. A despicable individual who us deluded mags spotted coming through the door.

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  5. “So a win against Brighton keeps us up and a loss sends us down”.

    Yeh – if only it were that simple. The quicker we get rid of Bruce the more chance we have of staying up. How’s that for thinking, you Bruce apologist.

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  6. Bruce has lost his way, hes been told to play jokelinton, and in his mind he’s doing what he’s been told to do 17th place !! He’s already got his excuses ready if we go down “well you know any manager would struggle with the bad luck we have had with the pandemic and injuries we have had” bla bla bla. I dont think the team is playing for him derspite what he is saying. Can we not put hom on gardening leave and see if Jones can motivate the players to get a few wins and draws !! Just might be enough !! Or for sure cabbage heed will take us down and dont firget he has another year left on his contract god forbid

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