NUFC player responds to Steve Bruce rumours & name-checks duo tipped to take his job

Javier Manquillo has insisted that he and his teammates are not getting ‘carried away’ by reports tipping Steve Bruce to be sacked this week.

The 27-year-old admits the situation is ‘not easy’, but claims the squad and under-fire NUFC boss are ‘working normally’ – despite all the noise since the Saudi-backed takeover was confirmed almost two weeks ago.

Manquillo actually names Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as the two managers he’s seen linked with the job on Tyneside, however he insists the players will support Steve Bruce ‘without hesitation’ while he remains in charge.

Speaking to The Telegraph, here’s what the Spaniard had to say:

“We are all professionals, Steve the first.

“He knows that the situation is not easy and even more so now that there is talk of his dismissal, but we are not getting carried away by the rumours.

“He’s working normally, he wants to start to get back on track and we’ll see what happens in the end.

“I have read that there is talk of Gerrard and Lampard, but our manager now is Steve Bruce and we support him without hesitation.”

The former Liverpool full-back was then asked to name two ‘dream signings’ of his now we are the richest club in the world:

“If you ask me who I’d sign for Newcastle, I’d go for [Kylian] Mbappe and I’d go for [Erling] Haaland.

If it was a PlayStation team I’d also go for Messi and Cristiano, but the youngsters who stand out the most right now are those two.”

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One thought on “NUFC player responds to Steve Bruce rumours & name-checks duo tipped to take his job

  1. God help us if Bruce is working normally, a day on the golf course perhaps, or a day off?
    The whole club requires a bloody good shake from the manager down to the toilet cleaner, although the toilet cleaner is probably doing the best job with the mess they have got to clean up!


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