TalkSport pundit Simon Jordan doesn’t think that Steve Bruce will be in charge at Newcastle United next season, but through his own choice rather than being removed.
The Newcastle United boss has found himself under some intense pressure from the fanbase in recent weeks, with plenty calling on owner Mike Ashley to remove Bruce from the dugout over fears he is going to get them relegated. Recent weeks, though, have somewhat helped Bruce’s cause, with the team now sitting six points clear of danger and with a game in hand.
And speaking on TalkSport, Jordan felt that the club have done enough to stay in the top flight for another season, but claims that Bruce will feel that it is mission accomplished and that he will walk away from the job come the end of the season:
“You can never write anything off in this league, but I don’t think Steve Bruce will be there next year. I think that they will stay in the division. I think if he’s got anything about him he’ll want to go and having done a job, whatever the view is and amongst a lot of vociferous Newcastle fans, it’s not a particularly complimentary one.”
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What’s important to note regarding Jordan’s comments is that Bruce’s contract runs out in 2022, so he would have to resign his position rather than just not renewing, something that Bruce has said in the past he is not going to do.
But after the season that he has had to go through, with fans baying for blood from the outside, when they are allowed back into grounds next season and they can really let him know what they think, you certainly wouldn’t blame him if we were to step down rather than have to face the music, especially seeing as they haven’t met the top-ten ambitions that he laid out in the past.