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Steve Bruce Resigns as Sheffield Wednesday Manager

Steve Bruce resigns as Sheffield Wednesday Manager, it was confirmed in the last hour Bruce is the target for Premiership side and his hometown team Newcastle United

Steve Bruce Resigns as Sheffield Wednesday Manager

It was confirmed in the last hour or so that Steve Bruce has resigned as manager of Sheffield Wednesday

This comes admist intense speculation he has held talks with Newcastle United, who are of course his home town club

Bruce has admitted in the past that managing Newcastle United would be his dream job, in much the same way it was the Pinnacle of Alan Shearers career to play for his home town team, at the time turning down interest from Manchester United

Sunderland Links

Should Bruce take the job as seems likely, then it will complete an incredible turnaround for a man, who also previously managed Newcastles great rivals, Sunderland, but that should not be seen as a detraction, just as it didn’t deter Sam Allardyce, when he did the same in the same order

For Bruce below

 

 

it also adds to an Intriuging managerial set, because he has managed

Birmingham and Aston Villa

Sheffield Weds and Sheffield United

and now as seems likely Sunderland and Newcastle

The reaction of Geordie fans has been unusually mixed, as the appointment of ‘one of their own’ draws nearer

Most have said that they don’t think that he is a good fit and its also been pointed out, that he hasn’t won any trophies either

However, when you look at the Newcastle United Football club business model, as it is run under Mike Ashley, the post is almost a poisoned chalice

Under his leadership, they have had Kevin Keegan, Alan Pardew, Steve McLaren, and Rafa Benitez, to name but a few top class managers, all of who had good credentials, prior to managing Newcastle, yet when the Toon came calling, all of them without exception, could not lif the club further than a mid table at best finishing posistion

Alan Pardew

In fact of all the abive listed managers, you could argue that perhaps Alan Pardew did the best of all of them, by inspiring Newcastle to an 8th Place, during his time in charge and in doing so secured an 8 year contract, only to find himself leaving the club, Ironically for his own home town club

Crystal Palace…

So, bearing all the above in mind, the posistion probably appeals to Bruce, for several reasons, not least of which, given his record as a manager, he has always kept clubs up, or got them promoted

He is unlikely to be sacked by Ashley

He will spend wisely in the transfer market and might possibly have to adapt to shopping in the French Transfer market, given Newcastles fondness for untapped talent from Ligue 1

As far as Mike Ashley is concerned, through in the short term, it may cost him more to secure Bruce and His back room teams services, than it would have to have given Rafa Benitez what he wanted, Ashley at least knows what he is getting

That is a manager who can operate on a budget and will take great pride in the challenge he will see ahead of restoring some pride to Newcatle and even bringing in some silverwhere along the way

Because don’t forget, he took Hull City to the cup final, where they played Arsenal and incredibly took a 2~0 lead against them, before eventually losing 3~2

Watch this space

 

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