Steve Bruce is still in charge of Newcastle’s squad for regular training on Tuesday. But is expected to be sacked this week ahead of a game against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
Sky Sports reports that Newcastle United manager Bruce has been training with right-hand man Graeme Jones on Tuesday morning. After a day earlier, meeting and discussing with Amanda Staveley, one of the club’s new executives, was completed. Although Bruce continued to act normally. But it is expected that the new management of Newcastle will decide to retire in the next two days.
The expected plan is for assistant Jones to take on the role of interim manager for Sunday’s game against Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park.
Between the selection and appointment of a new manager. And if everything is done in time The new head coach will begin his first job with a visit to Crystal Palace over the next week.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce took first team training as normal on Tuesday despite the sack looming over his head. With the club’s new Saudi owners preparing for the first game of their tenure against Tottenham on Sunday.
Steve Bruce is still in charge of Newcastle’s squad for regular training on Tuesday
Sportsmail understands the Magpies boss will be relieved of his duties this week, with PIF (Public Investment Fund) aware of the negative impact his presence in the dugout in the opening game. They have lined up a list of high-profile contenders to replace him.
The 60-year-old had been under-fire this season even. Before the £300million takeover came to light. That Newcastle currently second bottom in the Premier League table following a winless start. But it was business as usual for Bruce at their Benton training as he put the players through their paces.
The coach was all smiles on the training pitch despite the expectation that he will be axed.
Bruce even offered a smile during preparations for the Tottenham clash. As he watched over the players alongside assistant boss Graeme Jones and first team coach Steve Agnew.
As he departed the training pitch. He gave a brief wave to the camera with the session likely to be his last after just over two years in charge. He has never been popular with the supporters during his time in charge and a recent poll of fans found that 96 per cent felt he should besacked.