Steve Bruce is set to be relieved of his duties as Newcastle United manager before the club’s game against Tottenham on Sunday.
The last week has been an absolute whirlwind for Newcastle supporters after it was announced that the Saudi-led takeover attempt that was proposed last year would, in fact, be allowed to go ahead with the move bringing an end to Mike Ashley’s 14-year ownership of the club.
There have been plenty of debates on either side of the coin regarding the takeover and whether or not the pros outweigh the cons but either way, it’s happening – and there are going to be plenty of changes around Tyneside as a result.
One of those changes will see Steve Bruce leave his role as Newcastle United boss and while it previously wasn’t known what the timeline would be for that, Sky Sports is reporting that he’ll be gone before the Magpies host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The beginning of the end for Bruce?
Bruce has taken training with the first team squad today after meeting new co-owner Amanda Staveley on Monday, but he’s still expected to depart before the working week comes to an end.
#NUFC manager Steve Bruce took training on Tuesday but is expected to be relieved of his duties this week before the Super Sunday match against #THFC at St James' Park.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 12, 2021
Graeme Jones, his assistant manager, is likely to be the man in charge on the touchline when the Spurs game rolls around as the new owners continue to hunt for a replacement.
It’s been coming for a while, but it finally seems as if the “Bruce out” faithful will get their wish within a matter of days.
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