Newcastle United says goodbye to Bruce – Soccer Sports

Steve Bruce has left Newcastle United with mutual consent following a Saudi-backed acquisition of the club.

Bruce was appointed to Newcastle in July 2019 and celebrated his 1,000th match as a manager who lost to Tottenham 3-2 on Sunday.

Magpie sits in 19th place, one point ahead of Norwich City, as Bruce will be the second Premier League manager to leave his post this season following Watford’s dismissal of Xisco Munoz.

Graeme Jones will tentatively lead Newcastle starting with a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday and will be supported by a team of coaches Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence, Ben Dawson and Simon Smith.

Newcastle has announced that the process of hiring a new head coach has begun and the appointment will be announced shortly.

Amanda Staveley, who owns a 10% share of the club as a majority shareholder with the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF), warns that Newcastle has players who deserve a higher league position and leaves Bruce. Was confirmed on Wednesday.

Bruce said in a statement released by the club: “Thanks to everyone involved with Newcastle United for giving us the opportunity to manage this unique football club.

“Thanks to the hard work of the coach team, players and support staff. There were highs and lows, but they are giving everything even in difficult moments and we should be proud of their efforts.

“This is a club that offers great support. We hope that new owners can move it where we all want it. We wish you all the best in the future.”

Former Manchester United centre-back, who endured turbulent spells under Mike Ashley, oversaw 97 games in all tournaments and ranked 13th in his hometown club in his first top flight season at St. James’s Park. Led to.

Newcastle finished the 2020-21 campaign with five wins from eight league games, but failed to win the opening eight games of the Premier League.

Former Roman boss Paulo Fonseca, who was involved in Tottenham’s work before Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed, emerged as a favorite of the work.

The Portuguese coach was replaced by Jose Mourinho at the end of last season after finishing seventh in Serie A. Rome was knocked out by Manchester United in the Europa League semi-finals.

Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Eddie Howe and others may also be involved in this role.

– Soccer Sports

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