Date: 18th November 2020 at 5:15pm
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The Athletic’s Newcastle United correspondent George Caulkin has recently discussed the takeover and Steve Bruce’s position at the club.

It was first revealed that the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of the Toon had failed back at the end of July when it was claimed the £300m bid had been ended (per BBC).

However, reports continue to emerge regarding the takeover and possible ‘hints’ that it may still be in the works (via Chronicle Live).

Back when the takeover saga was still in full flow, ESPN reported that if it went through, it would mean bad news for Bruce as he would be replaced as the Toon’s manager.

During the latest episode of The Athletic’s Pod On The Tyne podcast, Caulkin discussed the takeover and what it would mean for Bruce’s job.

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He said: “Again, the big imponderable is [the] takeover. That’s where we are at the minute, that is still lingering on and so, really, all bets are off [regarding Bruce’s position].

“I mean, we know that if new owners come in, chances are that there will be a new manager at some point but, again, that’s not set in stone.

“It’s not set in stone what would happen if suddenly [the] takeover’s off and it looks like [Mike] Ashley is staying for the medium term, he’ll give Steve Bruce every option to extend his contract.

“They like giving people massive contracts, whether it’s players or staff.”

TIF Thoughts on what George Caulkin said about the takeover and Steve Bruce’s position…

As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, it is still unclear over what will happen with the takeover and, therefore, Bruce’s future at the club is also difficult to predict.

Would Steve Bruce keep his job if the takeover happened?

No, they would get rid

No, they would get rid

Yes, he does a good job

Yes, he does a good job

Regarding the Saudi-backed takeover, the reports that continue to emerge are seemingly just ‘hints‘.

Though the Newcastle Consortium Supporters group have launched a legal challenge against the Premier League.

So, while there is stuff going on, perhaps Newcastle fans should turn their attention elsewhere until the takeover is finally resolved.