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Staveley meets Newcastle squad as Bruce awaits fate

Staveley meets Newcastle squad as Bruce awaits fate

Date printed: Monday 11th October 2021 10: 47 – Will Ford


Staveley and Ghodoussi at St James' Park

Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi met the Newcastle squad on Monday as head coach Steve Bruce waited to learn his fate.

Staveley, the figurehead of the Saudi-backed consortium which performed its takeover at St James’ Park last Thursday, and her husband were pictured on the club’s web relate staring at practicing at Darsley Park after introducing themselves to the players.


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There became once no ticket in the legitimate photos of Bruce, whose departure has been predicted ever since it grew to turn out to be apparent that Mike Ashley, who had remained a staunch supporter of the man he requested to interchange Rafael Benitez in July 2019, had sooner or later managed to dump the Magpies.

Newcastle take a seat 19th in the Premier League table after profitable none of their opening seven games, and Bruce has himself acknowledged that the original owners might per chance possible are looking out to lift in their very occupy man.

They face Tottenham at home on Sunday, when a occasion ambiance is anticipated after bigger than 14 fractious years of Ashley’s reign.

It appears extremely unlikely that Bruce, who became once last week entreated by 94.3 per cent of respondents to a Newcastle United Supporters Belief poll to resign, will peaceful be at the helm.

He might per chance possible be entitled to a sizeable pay-off and, given the abuse he has endured from some sections of the club’s relieve in contemporary months, an exit might per chance possible come as a relief.

Staveley insisted on Thursday night that no resolution had been taken on the head coach’s future, however she and her group arrived ready to habits a swift evaluate and the PA details company understands a list of possible replacements has been drawn up.

Feeble Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and unique Rangers supervisor Steven Gerrard are amongst these to were linked with a possible vacancy on Tyneside, with the Magpies’ vastly increased pending energy a brand original weapon in the armoury.