Simon Jordan has questioned why Steve Bruce hasn’t been sacked, his “uncomfortable” comments in the media and his decision to take the Newcastle United job in the first place then refuse to walk away when he’s not wanted.
The former Crystal Palace owner, who briefly hired Bruce for a short stint in 2001, has been a fierce defendant of his former employee, but even he can now see that the 60-year-old has “not done enough” to stay in the job.
Despite this, straight-talking Jordan thinks that we will have enough to stay in the division and that Scott Parker’s Fulham will end up being relegated.
There was also more criticism aimed towards the current crop of NUFC players, as he called on them to take some professional pride in their own performances rather than allow the manager to take the blame. That said, he still believes we’ll stay up at Fulham’s expense.
Here’s what he had to say:
Even a friend and constant defender of Bruce is now openly speaking about how he shouldn’t even be NUFC manager anymore.
Bruce is a very wealthy man from his time in football, he isn’t getting any younger (or any better as a manager!) and often looks bordering on ill when I watch his press conferences back.
The stresses of being Newcastle manager – especially when the whole fanbase is against you – has surely got to the stage where it is now a man unnecessary nuisance for Bruce and his family.
Do the right thing, Steve. Listen to your old boss and walk away.