According to Football Insider, Steve Bruce is now considering his future at Newcastle United and could quit.
The report states that the 60-year-old has told friends he is feeling “lower than ever before” and feeling “really down” about his situation at St James’ Park.
He’s always insisted that he would never walk away from the club, vowing to fight on, however it seems this stance may be wearing thin.
Football Insider claim he is sick of taking the brunt of supporters’ anger and is also unhappy with Mike Ashley, believing he is doing the job with one hand behind his back – yet being forced to front up to all fan anger and media questions.
So, it seems he is not only angry by the lack of backing he received over the summer – and feeling hung out to dry as the only public face of the club – but struggling with the scrutiny he’s receiving after failing to win any of our opening six games this season.
Here’s a snippet from Football Insider’s latest exclusive:
Steve Bruce has told friends he is feeling “lower than ever before” and has given thought for the first time to quitting Newcastle United, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
A source with knowledge of Bruce’s situation has told Football Insider he is feeling “really down” and “lower than ever before” as the pressures of the job mount.
Bruce is tired of taking the brunt of the supporters’ anger and continued dissatisfaction at the ownership of Mike Ashley, who has failed to sell the club to a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium.
As the public face of the club, the manager believes he is taking all the flak from the fans and the media despite doing the job with one hand tied behind the back.
Ashley’s stance is that he has no intention of sacking Bruce while Newcastle are in the Premier League.