Steve Bruce ‘will NOT be sacked by Newcastle despite dismal form and frantic day of meetings with club’s hierarchy after fan survey showed NINETY FIVE PER CENT of Geordie supporters want him gone’
- Steve Bruce will reportedly not be sacked by Newcastle United despite pressure
- A fan survey showed 95% of Newcastle fans want Bruce to be sacked by club
- The head coach reportedly had frantic day of meetings with club’s hierarchy
- It is indicated Bruce is determined not to walk away from the job despite anger
Steve Bruce will reportedly not be sacked by Newcastle United despite the club’s dismal form.
Pressure has been growing on the Newcastle head coach after a comprehensive 3-0 defeat by fellow strugglers Brighton left them just two points above the Premier League relegation zone.
It appears most fans have had enough with fan survey in local paper Chronicle Live revealing that 95% want Bruce to leave the club.
Steve Bruce will reportedly not be sacked by Newcastle United despite their dismal form
And the Telegraph report the 60-year-old held a series of talks at the training ground on Monday, including with managing director Lee Charnley.
Despite this, the report indicates the club are showing no desire to part ways with Bruce.
It is understood Bruce thought ‘long and hard’ about his position after their sorry defeat at the Amex but is maintaining his determination to not walk away from the job.
The Magpies lost their last fixture 3-0 against fellow Premier League strugglers Brighton
Bruce has held meetings at club’s training ground and is determined not to walk away from job
Despite only two wins in their last 18 games, there is thought to be growing confidence with the impending returns of Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin.
Sources close to the manager strenuously denied Bruce is only staying in order to receive the £4million pay-off he would receive if he was sacked.
The survey involving 14,000 supporters also found that an astonishing 92% think Newcastle will get relegated with Bruce in charge, while 53% blamed owner Mike Ashley for the club’s predicament.
The same publication recently turned on Bruce and urged the head coach to ‘do the right thing and walk away’ in a damning editorial in which the front and back pages were dedicated to the under-fire boss.
A fan survey by a local paper showed 95% of fans want Steve Bruce to leave the club
With fans currently not in the ground, fans have been less able to voice their frustrations in ways they previously would have, which some believe has stopped the board from acting on Bruce.
There is concern amongst fans that Newcastle’s entire season could well come down to the final league game, when they travel to Fulham on May 23.
As it stands, Scott Parker’s side occupy the third relegation spot, but are desperate to leapfrog their north-east opponents to avoid the drop themselves.