Marty McKenna urged Newcastle United fans to give Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce a chance if the Magpies opt to appoint him as their manager.
Sky Sports reported on Friday that Newcastle had hoped to appoint Bruce with a compensation payment of around £1million, but their move for him had hit a snag as Sheffield Wednesday were holding out for more money.
However, McKenna, who found fame on MTV’s Ex on the Beach and Geordie Shore, took to his Twitter account to share that supporters should give Bruce a chance as he “must have big stones” to want to become Magpies boss.
The reality television star then blasted Magpies owner Mike Ashley as he pointed out it wasn’t Bruce who had ruined the club but it was the “fat” businessman.
M 50/50 about Steve Bruce you know! Anyone taking on this job must have big stones! Let’s give him a chance … it’s not him that’s ruined our club it’s fat Ashley! #nufc
— Marty McKenna (@Marty_GShore) July 12, 2019
“M 50/50 about Steve Bruce you know! Anyone taking on this job must have big stones! Let’s give him a chance … it’s not him that’s ruined our club it’s fat Ashley!” wrote McKenna via his verified Twitter account.
McKenna may have gone a little bit too far by getting personal about Ashley, but his opinion on Bruce makes a lot of sense. If the Sheffield Wednesday boss is appointed, then Newcastle fans should get behind him as he’s going to need all the support he can get. Bruce struggled in his last spell in the Premier League, he oversaw Hull City getting relegated, and he knows that Rafa Benitez will be a hard act to follow. After all, the Spanish manager guided the Magpies to a 10th-placed and 13th-placed finish in the Premier League, without spending too much on transfers. Also, Bruce will have a difficult task matching Benitez’s success as the Magpies’ team isn’t currently in the best state. Salomon Rondon has returned to West Bromwich Albion following the end of his loan spell and Leicester City previously confirmed on their website that they had signed Ayoze Perez from the Magpies. Rondon and Perez scored 23 of the 52 goals the Magpies scored in the Premier League between them last season (Source: Premier League), and that means Bruce has to instantly rock up at the club and find players capable of scoring goals for the Magpies in the upcoming campaign.