Renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano has weighed in on the situation surrounding Steve Bruce’s future as we edge closer to Sunday’s clash with Spurs at St James’ Park.
Many expected the 60-year-old to be sacked this week – something that’s been reported by journalists up and down the country since the takeover news broke last Thursday – however the club have now briefed the media that Bruce is set to lead tomorrow’s pre-match press conference at 1.30pm.
This appears to be the clearest sign yet that he’ll be in charge for Sunday’s game, however Sky reporter Fabrizio Romano has attempted to explain why the Saudis are yet to pull the trigger.
As revealed below to his 5million followers on Twitter, it’s believed the NUFC board want to be ‘100% sure’ on his replacement before giving him the sack, suggesting this is why they’ve been reluctant to sack him so far this week.
So, it seems they are not keen on the idea of Graeme Jones being left as the caretaker manager and prefer to sack Steve Bruce when they have a replacement lined up and ready to go.
It feels like the situation could yet change, however, with Romano claiming that ‘talks will continue’ surrounding Bruce’s future in the coming hours – potentially involving PIF governor Yasir Al-Rumayyan given the club’s new non-executive chairman is expected in Tyneside soon ahead of Sunday’s game?
Who knows, perhaps we’ve moved tomorrow’s presser to the later time of 1.30pm (it’s usually 9.30am) just in case there’s some late movement on the managerial front…