Robbie Savage sends surprise message to Steve Bruce & Newcastle United

Robbie Savage believes it would be for the best if Newcastle parted company with Steve Bruce this summer, allowing him to “leave Tyneside with his head held high” at the end of the season.

Seven points across our last three games have handed our survival hopes a huge boost, but it wasn’t long ago that 95% of 14,000 voters said they wanted him out in a big poll by The Chronicle.

Even with the recent upturn in results, we’ve won just THREE of our last 23 matches and have often relied on the brilliance of individuals to save Bruce’s bacon.

Now Savage has come out to say that it may be best if the club and manager go their separate ways – a surprise message of advice given he was one of Bruce’s staunchest supporters not long ago.

Here is what he wrote in The Mirror:

“I’m not saying Bruce should walk away, and I hope he sticks around long enough to win over the doubters – but it might be for the best if the club and manager part company.

“Then, for everyone’s sake and the prevailing appetite for a fresh start, he can leave Tyneside with his head held high, because the bottom line is this: Steve Bruce is not the most iconic manager, but he knows his way around a football pitch.

“And most importantly of all, he’s a decent man.”

Savage’s words echo what Simon Jordan – another Bruce ally – said on talkSPORT a few days ago.

If Bruce keeps us up and chooses to walk away, I will have no hard feelings against him either.

A new lease of life is needed ahead of next season no matter what division we are in, with the return of supporters likely to make for a toxic environment should Bruce still be standing in the dugout.

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5 thoughts on “Robbie Savage sends surprise message to Steve Bruce & Newcastle United

  1. Recent results are a reflection of the players, not the manager. This is Steve Bruce’s last job as a manager, and if he doesn’t know this, he is even more deluded than his press comments would suggest.

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  2. phil:
    Recent results are a reflection of the players, not the manager.This is Steve Bruce’s last job as a manager, and if he doesn’t know this, he is even more deluded than his press comments would suggest.

    Phil – as long as you are acknowledging that the players aren’t that good either then mate, coz the results have been as a result of moments of brilliance from ASM against Burnley & some good fortune with mistakes from WHU players – not coz our players played well.

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  3. I love the way that when we lose it’s Bruce’s fault but when we win it’s down to players’ individual brilliance. That’s mint. There’s no bias against Bruce there, is there Charlie?

    I don’t think Bruce is the person to take us forward but the fact is he’s kept us up, done no worse than Rafa did and more importantly your hatred of him can be seen by everyone as simply childish petulance.

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  4. Bruce just isn’t a MANAGER – blagged every job on being in a successful ManU that had a brilliant Manager

    Being told to just stop the ball and let the talented players play doesn’t make one a manager – it was a time when being a bar fly was part of the game and some took it to excess!

    The last two years have been a Shambles under Bruce with players on the Pitch holding their hands up and asking for change!!!!

    Every team we play Bruce thinks they are Top Top sides with Top Top Manager’s and Top Top players = he’s a clown

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