Steve Bruce resigns from Sheffield Wednesday
As first reported by Times journalist Paul Joyce, Steve Bruce has resigned from Sheffield Wednesday on Monday.
Sheffield Wednesday have also lost assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.
Steve Bruce is understood to have resigned as Sheffield Wednesday manager this morning, along with assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence. All three put resignations in writing. Newcastle have made an offer of compensation to Sheffield Wed – but it is still to be accepted.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) July 15, 2019
Newcastle compensation talks continue
Steve Bruce has been widely tipped to become the new Newcastle United manager.
According to Paul Joyce, while Newcastle have made an offer to Sheffield Wednesday for Bruce, that offer has yet to be accepted.
Bruce has previously worked in the north-east, as the manager of Sunderland.
After being sacked from Aston Villa, Bruce took over at Sheffield Wednesday back in February.
Steve Bruce confirms Newcastle talks
Last weekend, Steve Bruce confirmed that he’s spoken to Newcastle United about becoming their manager. He said:
It’s in the hands of both clubs and we will see what develops over the next 24 to 48 hours.
It’s football and it has come from nowhere really in the last two to three days so we will see what the weekend brings.
Social media reaction
The only circumstances in which Newcastle United should be paying £1m to get Steve Bruce is if it’s 1995.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) July 10, 2019
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