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Shelvey urges Newcastle fans to give Bruce a chance

Jonjo Shelvey has called on Newcastle fans to give new manager Steve Bruce a chance. The appointment of Bruce in succession to the popular Rafael Benitez has not been greeted with universal approval on Tyneside. Many supporters feel the choice is uninspiring and are also not impressed by the 58-year-old’s past Sunderland connections. Steve Bruce has replaced the popular Rafael Benitez at Newcastle (Andy Hampson/PA) He has also arrived at a time of considerable unrest after the departure of Benitez, the failure to keep key players Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon and continuing uncertainty over a potential takeover. But midfielder Shelvey was immediately impressed by Bruce when he joined the squad at the Premier League Asia Trophy this week and felt his influence showed in Saturday’s 1-0 win ...

Result: Newcastle thrashed by Wolverhampton Wanderers after appointing Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce was given an early indication of the size of task facing him at Newcastle as Wolves thrashed his new side 4-0 in China. The former Manchester United defender, who quit Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the week, was finally confirmed as the new manager of the Magpies on Wednesday after days of speculation. With no time to fly out to Nanjing, the 58-year-old will have seen his team outplayed on TV by a Wolves side admittedly at a far more advanced stage of their pre-season preparations. Newcastle conceded three times before half-time at the Olympic Sports Centre, with Diogo Jota striking twice either side of a Morgan Gibbs-White effort. The Premier League Asia Trophy may only be an exhibition event, and the heat and humidity were oppressive, but Newcastle were a clear second best. ...

Steve Bruce facing battle to win over Newcastle United fans

Steve Bruce has walked into the eye of a storm after accepting Mike Ashley‘s offer to become Newcastle’s new head coach. The 58-year-old boyhood Magpies fan was confirmed as Rafael Benitez‘s replacement on Wednesday, just hours before the team he has inherited from the Spaniard were due to kick off in their opening Premier League Asia Trophy fixture against Wolves in Nanjing, China. Bruce, who will be assisted by trusted allies Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence in his new role, arrived knowing he faces a major challenge to win over fans still furious at Benitez’s departure and once again threatening boycotts as they step up their campaign against Ashley. He said: “I’m delighted and incredibly proud to be appointed as head coach of Newcastle United. This i...

Steve Bruce: Five key issues for the new Newcastle boss to solve

Steve Bruce walked into a maelstrom on and off the pitch when he accepted Newcastle’s overtures to become their new head coach. Rafael Benitez‘s replacement faces a battle for hearts and minds as well as the task of rebuilding a squad which has been severely depleted since finishing 13th in last season’s Premier League. Here, PA stakes a look at the challenges he faces as he walks through the door at St James’ Park. Pulling the dressing room together Rafael Benitez had the support of his players (Owen Humphreys/PA) Almost to a man, the players in the Magpies squad were desperate for Benitez to stay, having seen him improve them as individuals and as a team over his three years or so at the helm. Many spoke publicly about the importance of retaining the Spaniard̵...

Steve Bruce crosses derby lines again as he joins Newcastle

The former Sunderland manager is the new man in charge at bitter rivals Newcastle. Steve Bruce completed an unlikely treble when he accepted Newcastle’s offer of employment. The 58-year-old has now managed three sets of derby rivals – Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham and Aston Villa and Sunderland and the Magpies. Here, PA takes a look at how he has fared. Sheffield Steve Bruce started his managerial career with Sheffield United before going on to manage Wednesday (Simon Cooper/PA). As his playing career drew to a close, Bruce was appointed player-manager at Sheffield United in July 1998 and won 22 of the 55 matches for which he was in charge. He did not manage the club against City rivals Wednesday, by whom he was recruited in February this year. He presided over...

Steve Bruce confirmed as Newcastle manager

Newcastle have appointed Steve Bruce as Rafael Benitez‘s replacement as their search for a new manager finally came to a close. The Magpies have confirmed the 58-year-old Geordie has left his job at Sheffield Wednesday to become the 10th permanent boss of controversial owner Mike Ashley‘s 12-year-plus reign on a three-year deal. Newcastle United can now announce that Steve Bruce has been appointed as the club’s new head coach. More here: https://t.co/BTjZACgqtb #NUFC pic.twitter.com/IvhafgljYf — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 17, 2019 A club statement said: “Newcastle can now announce that Steve Bruce has been appointed as the club’s new head coach. “The 58-year-old, who was born in Corbridge, Northumberland and raised in Wallsend, returns to Tyneside ...

Steve Bruce resigns as Sheffield Wednesday manager ahead of Newcastle move

The 58-year-old has given his notice in writing together with first-team coaches Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence. Steve Bruce has tendered his resignation as Sheffield Wednesday manager, PA understands. The 58-year-old, who is expected to succeed Rafael Benitez as Newcastle boss, has given his notice in writing together with first-team coaches Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence. Former Sunderland and Birmingham manager Bruce confirmed over the weekend he had been in talks with Newcastle, who are keen to make a swift appointment with the start of the new Premier League season just a month away. Steve Bruce was appointed by Sheffield Wednesday in January (Simon Cooper/PA) Wednesday and Newcastle have yet to reach an agreement over compensation for Bruce, who took charge at Hillsborough in Jan...

Newcastle-bound Steve Bruce ‘to be lowest-paid manager in Premier League’

Newcastle-bound Steve Bruce will reportedly be the lowest-paid manager in the Premier League if he takes over at St James’ Park, earning six times less than Rafa Benitez. Steve Bruce will reportedly become the lowest-paid manager in the Premier League if he is appointed as Newcastle United boss. The Magpies are in talks with the Sheffield Wednesday manager over becoming Rafael Benitez‘s successor after the Spaniard left at the end of his contract last month. Bruce is understood to have agreed terms with Mike Ashley to take over, but the Sheffield Star reports that he would earn a basic salary of £1m at St James’ Park – the lowest figure in the top flight and six times less than Benitez was paid. However, the former Sunderland boss is happy to accept those terms in o...

Steve Bruce confirms Newcastle United talks

Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce has confirmed he has held talks with Newcastle about succeeding Rafael Benitez as manager of his hometown club. Bruce, 58, was quickly installed as the bookmakers favourite to replace Benitez, who departed St James’ Park when his contract expired on June 30. An angry Wednesday fan confronted Bruce on the touchline during his side’s 3-1 friendly win against Lincoln at Sincil Bank on Saturday. A good performance from Wednesday as we begin our bout of pre-season friendlies with a win #swfc — Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) July 13, 2019 After the match Bruce told the Sheffield Star: “Speculation is speculation. It’s in the hands of the club. “For me, at this particular moment, there is nothing really to talk about until the two cl...

Newcastle United still in talks with Steve Bruce as squad flies to China

The 58-year-old was at the Sheffield Wednesday’s training ground on Friday. Newcastle are set to fly to China on Saturday without a manager as they attempt to reach agreement with Sheffield Wednesday for a compensation package for Steve Bruce. The squad is due to head out to the Far East for the Premier League Asia Trophy at the weekend and hoped to have Rafael Benitez’s replacement in post before doing so. However, PA understands they are yet to strike a deal with the Owls for their 58-year-old boss and his staff, Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence. Sources on Tyneside had indicated the Magpies were confident of getting their man, who signed a one-year rolling contract when he joined Wednesday in February, for around £1million, but the South Yorkshire club is understood to be ho...

Newcastle United closing in on Steve Bruce appointment

Newcastle are hoping to appointing Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce as their new manager with the start of the new Premier League season just a month away. PA understands the two clubs spent Thursday attempting to reach an agreement over compensation with Bruce having indicated he wanted to talk to the club he supported as a boy. The Magpies are keen to strike a deal for the 58-year-old as soon as possible, with the summer transfer window running down fast and the squad due to depart for the Premier League Asia Trophy in China on Saturday. Sheffield United, Huddersfield, Wigan, Crystal Palace, Birmingham, Wigan, Sunderland, Hull, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday. Academy coaches Ben Dawson and Neil Redfearn have taken charge of the first few days of pre-season training and are on stand...

Newcastle United to make formal approach for Steve Bruce?

Newcastle are ready to make an approach to Sheffield Wednesday as they attempt to appoint Steve Bruce as Rafael Benitez‘s replacement. PA understands the 58-year-old Owls boss is the man at the top of the Magpies’ shortlist and that formal contact is imminent, with the club due to embark on their Premier League Asia Trophy trip to China on Saturday. It is understood they would have to pay compensation of around £1million to release the Corbridge-born former Manchester United defender from his current contract. Steve Bruce became favourite for the Newcastle job (Joe Giddens/PA) Some bookmakers suspended betting on Bruce’s appointment on Tuesday after a flurry of bets saw him installed as odds-on favourite to fill the vacancy at St James’ Park. Should Newcastle push h...

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