Steve Bruce to be given time at Newcastle United amidst takeover

April 20, 2020
By: Daniel Orme

Current Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is reportedly set to be given time to prove himself at St James’ Park amidst suggestions that the club is set to be taken over.

The latest reports suggest that the Magpies are set to be subject to a £300m takeover by Amanda Staveley’s Saudi-backed consortium. The Premier League is currently in the process of ratifying the deal, with some of Europe’s top managers including Max Allegri, Mauricio Pochettino and former Toon boss Rafa Benitez all linked to being the consortium’s first managerial appointment.

However, according to Sky Sports, Bruce is set to be given time at the club until at least the end of the season, with no manager having been approached over the hotseat at St James’ Park.

Bruce was only appointed at Newcastle at the start of the season as he took over from the popular Benitez. Before the Premier League was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Magpies were sitting in 13th in the table, eight points clear of the relegation zone.

He had also led the club to the FA Cup quarter-finals where they were scheduled to play Manchester City. In total, Bruce has taken charge of 35 matches at Newcastle, winning 12.

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