Newcastle United journalist Liam Kennedy has been sharing some details concerning Magpies manager Steve Bruce and his position at the Tyneside club.
This comes after Kennedy made an appearance on a recent episode of NUFC Matters on Steve Wraith’s YouTube channel, where he spoke about a variety of subjects concerning the Toon.
On the subject of Bruce, who has been on the receiving end of some fan protests at St. James’ Park in recent weeks, Kennedy had this to say about Bruce’s position at the club moving forward.
He said: “My understanding, as I’ve repeated on here, despite everybody’s wishes – and everybody can wish Steve Bruce out of the job as much as they like, and I said this at times last season as well – but I don’t think Newcastle United are going to break their mould and suddenly pull the plug on Steve Bruce, because the situation in their eyes isn’t grave.
“It isn’t grave, they can come back from this, they’ve had worse starts to seasons, albeit with much tougher fixtures.
“They’ve also gone through a really bad run last season and didn’t pull the plug, so that surely has to be a yardstick for everybody out there.
“However right or wrong it was, that has to be a yardstick to say they’re going to stick by their man, and I think that will be the way it continues for quite some time.”
TIF Thoughts on Liam Kennedy’s comments on Bruce and his position at Newcastle…
Since taking charge of the Tyneside club back in July 2019, Bruce has overlooked a total of 95 matches across all competitions, winning 29, drawing 25 and losing 41 in the process.
Taking into account how Newcastle are currently sat in 17th place in the Premier League table with six games played, losing three and drawing three, conceding 14 goals in the process, it’s easy to see why there have been some rumblings from the fans against Bruce and his leadership at the club.
Do you think Newcastle can avoid relegation with Bruce in charge this season?
In our view, if the club are not planning on getting rid of Bruce at the moment, they will have to make sure they don’t leave it too late to do so if the results don’t improve and Newcastle are dragged into a relegation scrap.
However, with the club having a spell last season just ahead of the relegation zone before ultimately ending the campaign in 12th place, as Kennedy briefly mentione, Newcastle have shown they can turn their fortunes around when they need to, which hopefully can happen this season as well.