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Joelinton: ‘Wearing No.9 at Newcastle is a huge responsibility’

Brazilian forward Joelinton is ready to step up to the challenge of honouring Newcastle’s number nine shirt following his club-record transfer. The 22-year-old has agreed a six-year deal after leaving Hoffenheim for St James’ Park in a deal reported to be worth up to £40million. The Brazilian scored 11 goals in 35 appearances for the German club last season and becomes the first signing since Steve Bruce was appointed Newcastle boss. 📺 Club record signing Joelinton speaks about wearing the famous Newcastle United number nine shirt in his first interview as a Magpies player. You can watch the full interview on NUFC TV now: https://t.co/QOKIV0nFxg #NUFC pic.twitter.com/P8nCQhjnct — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 23, 2019 The arrival of the 6ft 1ins forward will help offset the departures o...

Newcastle announce club-record signing of Brazilian striker Joelinton

Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Brazilian forward Joelinton from Hoffenheim. The 22-year-old has agreed a six-year deal and moves to St James’ Park for a club-record fee, reported to be £40million. The Brazilian, capped at Under-17 level and who scored 11 goals in 35 appearances for Hoffenheim last season, becomes new Newcastle manager Steve Bruce‘s first signing. We are delighted to welcome our new club record signing – Joelinton! Full story: https://t.co/t7Qe83xUnX #JoelinToon #NUFC pic.twitter.com/wmzjHbkJxE — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 23, 2019 Joelinton, who will wear the number nine shirt, will help offset the departures of Ayoze Perez and Joselu. The Brazilian said on the Newcastle website: “I’m really happy to be here. I know it’s a large...

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...

Jonjo Shelvey wants to remain at Newcastle United this summer

Jonjo Shelvey confirms he does not want to leave Newcastle United this summer despite the departure of manager Rafael Benitez in May. Jonjo Shelvey has made it clear that he does not want to leave Newcastle United this summer despite the departure of Rafael Benitez. The former Liverpool midfielder captained The Magpies under Benitez, who left St James’ Park last month after failing to agree on a new contract with the club. Newcastle have already lost Ayoze Perez and Joselu in this window, and could be about to lose midfielder Sean Longstaff, who is linked with Manchester United. Speaking to the Daily Star on Tuesday, Shelvey said: “I won’t be leaving this football club. “I don’t know who wants me to leave or doesn’t want me to leave, but as far as I̵...

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 ...

Newcastle caretaker Ben Dawson: ‘No news on next manager’

The Magpies are expected to appoint Steve Bruce as their next boss. Ben Dawson feels his job with Newcastle this week is simply about getting players ready for the arrival of the next manager. The Magpies are expected to appoint Steve Bruce as their next boss after reports the current Sheffield Wednesday manager tendered his resignation on Monday. The club are looking for a successor to Rafael Benitez, who left last month. Dawson, the head of the club’s Academy, and under-23s coach Neil Redfearn are running pre-season training. “The main aim is to prepare the players for the new manager coming in,” said Dawson at a press conference in China, where the club are playing in the Premier League Asia Trophy. “(There is) no news at this moment in time. We are waiting to he...

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...

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