Sky Sports journalist Gerard Brand has been sharing his thoughts on Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce and his current situation at the Tyneside club in terms of his position at St. James’ Park.
This comes after Brand made an appearance on a recent episode of The Sky Sports Football Pitch To Post Podcast where he reflected on all of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures, including Newcastle’s 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.
On the subject of Bruce and his position as manager at Newcastle, Brand had this to say on the matter.
He said: “While they remain out of the drop zone, as we know, Mike Ashley won’t make the change and Bruce won’t resign, why on Earth would he?
“They’ve still not finished a day in the relegation zone this season. They were in it for 17 minutes on Sunday when Fulham were leading, but they’re out of it again and I think they’re not going to make a change this season.
“I can’t see it happening, but we could reel off a lot of stats to Newcastle fans – how many shots they’re having, their goal tally has definitely gone up – but it won’t convince them, unfortunately, and it’s just such a sad, sad state of affairs at Newcastle at the moment.”
So far this season, Newcastle have won seven out of the 30 Premier League games they’ve played, drawing eight and losing 15 along the way, leaving them in 17th place on 29 points, three points above the relegation zone (per BBC Sport).
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TIF Thoughts on Gerard Brand’s comments on Bruce and his position at Newcastle…
Despite numerous Toon fans calling for Bruce to be sacked throughout the season, current club owner Mike Ashley recently came out and confirmed that he will stick with Bruce until the end of the season.
Moving forward, with Ashley seemingly happy to see out the end of the current campaign with Bruce in charge of the team, it feels to us that should Newcastle manage to dodge relegation, then Bruce’s job will probably be safe unless Ashley feels different about the situation at some point in the summer.