Steve Bruce sacked by Newcastle after the club's Saudi takeover

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Published on 20 Oct 2021, 13:11
STEVE BRUCE has been sacked by Newcastle after the club's £305million Saudi takeover.

The 60-year-old's job has been hanging in the balance ever since the Magpies were bought.

And Bruce's exit was confirmed by the club after two seasons in charge as they look to go in a different direction.

Bruce said: "I am grateful to everyone connected with Newcastle United for the opportunity to manage this unique football club.

"I would like to thank my coaching team, the players and the support staff in particular for all their hard work. There have been highs and lows, but they have given everything even in difficult moments and should be proud of their efforts.

"This is a club with incredible support, and I hope the new owners can take it forward to where we all want it to be. I wish everyone the very best of luck for the rest of this season and beyond."

Bruce also hinted at retirement and hit out at Newcastle fans' treatment of him, admitting it was 'very tough' being branded a 'tactically inept cabbage head'.

He told the Telegraph: "I think this might be my last job. It’s not just about me; it’s taken its toll on my whole family because they are all Geordies and I can’t ignore that.

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