Sky Sports have revealed that Amanda Staveley has arrived back on Tyneside this morning ahead of meetings with Steve Bruce and the Newcastle United squad.
This comes from North-East reporter Keith Downie, who reports that Bruce is ‘edging closer’ to being sacked, with Graeme Jones expected to take charge of Sunday’s clash with Spurs as the new owners narrow down their search for a new manager.
It’s believed that Staveley preferred to meet with Bruce and the player last Friday – the day after the £300m deal was made official – however they were off due to the ‘international break training schedule’.
It will also be interesting to see Staveley at the training ground today, with her having this to say about the “really awful” Benton base last week:
“The training ground is really awful and needs a huge amount if investment… Luckily, that is one area we are not restricted by Financial Fair Play.”
“There is no point in having fantastic players if there is nowhere for them to train.”
So, it looks like we are now entering the final few days – if not hours – of the Steve Bruce era, with the PCP chief and NUFC director looking likely to part with the 60-year-old anytime now.
As for the player, they are bound to be boosted by this new era on Tyneside. Not only do we need a win on Sunday, they need to impress – otherwise a few of them could find themselves being replaced in January!