Newcastle United appoint Steve Bruce
Steve Bruce is the new Newcastle United manager.
The Magpies have agreed a three-year deal with the former Sunderland employee.
Earlier in the week, Bruce quit his post at Sheffield Wednesday.
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Sheffield Wednesday break silence
On Wednesday afternoon, Sheffield Wednesday have reacted to Bruce’s job announcement at St. James’ Park.
The Owls statement read as follows:
The Club is disappointed to learn via public statement issued by Newcastle United that it has appointed former Sheffield Wednesday staff Steve Bruce, Steve Agnew and Steve Clemence.
Regardless of the fact that the staff resigned from their positions with the Club on Monday, there remains outstanding legal issues to be resolved between the club and the staff and Newcastle United. The Club is currently considering its position and taking the appropriate legal advice.
No further comment will be made by the Club concerning this matter.
Sheffield Wednesday have issued the following club statement #swfc
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) July 17, 2019
So what’s likely to happen?
One of the big problems surrounding Bruce’s actions is the compensation package owed to Sheffield Wednesday.
Previously, the Times reported that the Owls are seeking five million pounds from Newcastle.
Newcastle are thought to have offered a sum over one million pounds, which was rejected.
Steve Bruce was last appointed by a top-flight club over a decade ago, and left that job with a 29.6% win ratio. He is wanted by the club with the 19th highest revenue in Europe. Even by Newcastle United’s standards, this is an abject lack of ambition.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) July 10, 2019
Newcastle fans aren’t happy
“He is an absolute disgrace. I don’t want him anywhere near the club” 😡
Newcastle fans have their say on Steve Bruce’s appointment as manager pic.twitter.com/K2ooEnJkxq
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 17, 2019