Steve Bruce found himself firmly in the firing line after Newcastle’s humiliating 5-0 Premier League capitulation at Leicester on Sunday.
Steve Bruce waded into a morass when he agreed to take on the sizeable task of filling Rafael Benitez’s shoes at Newcastle.
Steve Bruce will use his Geordie grit to battle through the storm into which he has been thrust after accepting the hotseat at Newcastle.
Steve Bruce will head for former club Norwich on Saturday desperate for a win to kick-start Newcastle’s season after a summer of discontent on Tyneside.
Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley has defended the club’s decision to prioritise strengthening the squad over improving the training ground and academy in response to criticism from former boss Rafael Benitez.
Rafael Benitez says his decision to leave Newcastle was due to a lack of trust rather than the financial attraction of China.
Steve Bruce feared his decision to turn down Newcastle as they fought to sign Wayne Rooney would haunt him forever.
Steve Bruce would have been in the Gallowgate End on Sunday as Newcastle launch their Premier League season had Gillingham not handed him his chance in professional football.
Not everything in life is black and white – unless you live in Newcastle.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has accused former manager Rafael Benitez of “taking the soft option” in moving to China.
Jonjo Shelvey has called on Newcastle fans to give new manager Steve Bruce a chance.