Odds slashed for out of work manager to replace Steve Bruce at Newcastle United

Odds on Eddie Howe to become the next Newcastle manager have been slashed by Betfair as the pressure on Steve Bruce continues to mount.

The former Bournemouth boss has been out of work since he got them relegated at the end of the 2019/20 season and topped a poll by The Chronicle in March when they asked Toon fans who they would bring in as manager.

Howe almost joined Celtic in the summer but pulled a last-minute U-turn, with Betfair now cutting his price from 6/1 to 2/1 that he moves to Tyneside and replaces an under-fire Bruce.

Our current boss has never been accepted by the Toon Army and critics are out more than ever after a poor start to the season; We are yet to win in five league games and have been dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Burnley.

I would be happy to see Howe brought in as gaffer and most clubs would see him as an open goal appointment due to his free agent status, with no compensation package required towards another club.

He would bring a positive style of play and has worked with Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson in the past. The former has been a disappointment so far for us and Howe could perhaps get the Scotland international firing again.

However, logic and ambition are two words that are not synonymous with Mike Ashley’s Newcastle and I can’t see him sacking Bruce anytime soon.

I feel he will only pull the trigger when we are in a truly perilous position and will not want to pay his reported £4million compensation package while there is still plenty time for us to turn things around.

8 thoughts on “Odds slashed for out of work manager to replace Steve Bruce at Newcastle United

  1. Ashley’s too cheap to pay the compensation.

    Bruce fits the bill perfectly – Poodle and has avoided relegation on a very low budget.

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  2. Not sure about Howe. He has achieved very little in the PL and didn’t last 5 minutes at Burnley.
    I feel he’d be a risky appointment and not the kind Ashley normally considers.

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  3. Can’t see it myself ,if no takeover ever happens Ashley will give clueless an eight year contract just so we suffer before we’re playing the makers in the championship again!

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  4. The more I here of Bruce his incompetence becomes more apparent.
    4 keepers in the squad, admits Gayle disgruntled, but doesn’t fit into his preferred formation?
    Why was Gayle offered a new contract then?
    He has used up two squad places which has prevented us from bringing in new much needed players.
    Has he done this under orders from Ashley so he doesn’t have to spend, or is it incompetence?
    The club is an embarrassment, rudderless with no direction, and unfortunately it won’t change with these clowns running it!

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  5. Another gratuitous **** against Bruce from Charlie Bennett.
    Aye – makes sense – replace Bruce with a manager who lost his job after his last team were relegated.
    Typical modern Toon fan – would rather get relegated that stay in the Prem with Bruce in charge.

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  6. Freddd:
    Are you that confident we are going to stay in the Premiere League with Bruce😂?
    “Ostrich springs to mind”
    Ashley, Bruce and Charnley are the one gamble too many this time around!

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  7. Low budget spent more than any toon manager ever.

    geoff777:
    Ashley’s too cheap to pay the compensation.

    Bruce fits the bill perfectly – Poodle and has avoided relegation on a very low budget.

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