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Journo: Bruce confirms Newcastle talks

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Steve Bruce has confirmed that he has held talks with Newcastle this week over their vacant manager role.

The boss revealed the news after the Owls’ pre- match with Lincoln City on Saturday.

The Star journalist Dom Howson relayed on his personal Twitter account, that the former manager confirmed he has attended a meeting with officials, and that his future is now in the hands of the two clubs.

Bruce said: “Look, it has happened so quickly that I have got to take stock of the situation.”

“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.”

It was reported by the Sun on Saturday morning that Mike Ashley could be forced to spend more on Bruce than it would have taken to keep ahold of Rafael Benitez – a fee somewhere near £5million.

OPINION

This really could be one of the most underwhelming updates in the history of United. Who in their right mind would be excited at the prospect of Bruce taking charge of the club after three years of Benitez at the helm? The answer – surely no one. Benitez was the perfect manager to take the forward and the Spaniard provided the only light at the end of the tunnel for many of the club’s fans. Now that light has disappeared, there is surely only darkness around the corner should and agree a package for Bruce to make the move to St James’ Park. The 58-year-old is one of only two managers to have a win percentage of under 30% after taking charge of more than 250 top-flight fixtures – a record surely enough to put anyone off giving him another shot at the top. Currently, in the Championship, that is where Bruce must stay – with this latest update only suggesting that Newcastle fans should take cover for what could be an abysmal year in the North East.

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