Confirmed: Steve Bruce joins Newcastle
Steve Bruce is back in the Premier League.
After quitting his post as the manager of Sheffield Wednesday, Bruce has been appointed as the new manager of Newcastle United.
Bruce has the difficult task of trying to live up to Rafael Benitez’s achievements.
During his three years at St. James’ Park, Benitez won the Championship with the Magpies, before managing to keep the club in the Premier League.
Benitez left Newcastle this summer after his contract expired.
The Spanish manager has since confirmed that Newcastle’s management failed to share the same “vision” for the club moving forward.
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Steve Bruce & Newcastle: Contract details
Newcastle have confirmed that they’ve handed Steve Bruce a three-year contract.
Newcastle United can now announce that Steve Bruce has been appointed as the club’s new head coach.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 17, 2019
In a statement posted by the Magpies on their club website, fans are told:
The 58-year-old, who was born in Corbridge, Northumberland and raised in Wallsend, returns to Tyneside after signing an initial three-year contract and will be joined at St. James’ Park by coaches Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.
Bruce and his staff are scheduled to travel to China and will meet the squad following Wednesday’s Premier League Asia Trophy clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
How much did Newcastle pay Sheffield Wednesday?
Interestingly, Sheffield Wednesday were not mentioned anywhere in the story of Bruce’s appointment on the official Newcastle website.
It had previously been reported that Sheffield Wednesday were looking for 5 million pounds in compensation if Bruce took over at Newcastle.
It remains unclear how much money Newcastle paid Sheffield Wednesday in compensation.