Journalist Lee Ryder has recently delivered a claim about the future of Steve Bruce.
Ryder delved into Bruce’s comments and he believes that Bruce is already planning for the future, since he talked about transfers and the club’s recruitment plans in the summer transfer window.
Will Bruce stay next season?
Bruce made it clear that he isn’t expecting huge movements in the summer and there will be conversations held about the transfer plans and the budget, but their main focus is finishing the season well.
Ryder referred to these comments, saying that it is a sign of the fact that the Magpies boss is already planning for the upcoming season and it isn’t a surprise considering Mike Ashley’s backing for him.
The journalist stated: “A couple of little hints from him that it’s almost like he’s already planning for next season, which is probably not a big surprise given that Mike Ashley has backed him throughout a horrendous run of form at the start of 2021.
“Really, for him, this weekend is huge – to get 35 points. There are probably some people who think that 35 points might just be enough, if Fulham keep blowing up, regardless of what happens with West Brom.
“But Steve Bruce already talking about transfers in the summer, or possibly the lack of them in terms of the money that he won’t have to spend because of the pandemic. Either way, he’s already talking about recruitment next summer and how Newcastle United are going to do it. So Steve Bruce seemingly planning to stay for next season. Mike Ashley hasn’t said anything on it throughout – that’s not unusual.”
TIF Thoughts on Bruce’s future…
It has been previously reported that Ashley is continuing to back Bruce and they still have a very efficient working relationship. It was also stated that Bruce would stay in the job to fight off the threat of relegation (as per Sky Sports).
While there has been drama surrounding the takeover in recent days, avoiding relegation might just keep Bruce at the helm. So unless Ashley leaves and a new owner comes in, perhaps the Magpies will not have a new manager.