Newcastle United manager target Steve Bruce would get on well with Mike Ashley, according to Sky Sports.
The broadcaster claims that Sheffield Wednesday are ready to receive an approach from the Magpies for the 58-year-old, who could cost the Tyneside club around £1million in compensation as he is on a rolling contract at Hillsborough.
It is understood that Bruce is a boyhood Newcastle fan and it is his dream to take charge of the club.
It might be Bruce’s dream to be the next Newcastle manager, but he would actually be dreaming if he thought the fans would be happy with him replacing Rafa Benitez at St James’ Park. Bruce is someone who’d many supporters claim is a dinosaur of a manager. His tactics are not exactly pleasing to watch and he’s always seen as one of those managers who is managing teams around the bottom of the Premier League or in the Championship. Bruce has done well at Sheffield Wednesday, especially after his poor stint in charge of Aston Villa. However moving to Newcastle will be something completely different with the mess that the Magpies find themselves in. They have hardly any players and unless Ashley changes his methods for Bruce – which seems unlikely – then the North-East club could be in a battle to avoid relegation next season. You have to fear for Newcastle, who are in complete disarray with the season about to kick off in just a few weeks’ time.