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Sheffield Wednesday break silence after Newcastle appoint Steve Bruce

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.

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.

Newcastle fans aren’t happy

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