With the club in the state that it’s in, it’s no surprise to see Newcastle fans angry about the Toon’s current direction, however, it might not be as simple as getting rid of the 60-year-old. A report from Lee Ryder at The Chronicle has claimed that owner Mike Ashley faces having to pay as much as £1.5m in order to get the head coach out of his contract.
That’s an awful lot of money when you consider how much the club has lost in recent months without being able to have fans in the ground. However, these Newcastle fans didn’t want that to be seen as an excuse, with the money that they’d receive for staying in the league seen as much more important than the severance pay in order to get rid of him:
“Bigger bill if club get relegated, takeover off then a hefty bill for barristers whi would have to stop work as there would be no buyers, sacking Bruce is the cheapest option available to him, bearing in mind Bruce Is on a pittance”
It all comes down to what the owner values more – his relationship with Bruce, or the value of the club.