- Jamie Redknapp claims Steve would like to sack Bruce
- Bruce’s position as Newcastle manager is becoming increasingly precarious
- Newcastle were beaten 3–2 by Tottenham in the first game since the takeover.
Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Steve Bruce would like to be sacked by Newcastle as soon as possible.
Bruce took responsibility for Newcastle’s 3-2 loss to Tottenham but the club’s recent takeover has raised uncertainty over his future at St James’ Park.
Many Newcastle supporters want Bruce to leave and £8million is due, with Redknapp feeling ‘relieved’ when Bruce is eventually sacked.’
Jamie Redknapp believes Steve Bruce would now like to be sacked by Newcastle United
Speaking on Sky Sports, Redknapp said: ‘If I’m being completely honest I have a feeling that Bruce would like to come out of his misery. He is a symbol of the previous government but he will continue to be hated every moment. You can’t enjoy it, he’s a nice guy. My respect level for him is so high. When he gets that call, I think he will be relieved.
Redknapp thinks it is vitally important for Newcastle to make the right appointment to decide on Bruce’s successor.
Antonio Conte is available after leaving Inter Milan at the end of last season, but Redknapp thinks the Italian will be waiting for an opportunity to manage Manchester United after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side struggled for consistency.
Redknapp thinks Bruce will be relieved when he is finally told he is being sacked
Redknapp said: ‘It’s not just about the director of football, you need the right person managing the team. To find a good manager right now, Conte may have an eye on Manchester United. It will be a great job but Steve will be looking forward to the day to come and take a break.
Newcastle are 19th in the Premier League with just three points from their first eight appearances, and they still await their first league win this season.
Newcastle suffered a 3–2 loss to Tottenham as their start to the league season continued
Bruce has been in charge of the club since 2019 but is often criticized by supporters.
Following their acquisition, backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), it is likely that Newcastle will be quite active in the transfer market in January, but it seems unlikely that Bruce will still be in charge of overseeing spending.
Callum Wilson gave Newcastle an early lead against Tottenham, but then the visitors took control, with Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min all scoring.
Newcastle had Jonjo Shelvey, who had entered the field as a substitute, was sent off.
Sunday’s game was Bruce’s 1,000th overall as a manager, with the 60-year-old managing ten different clubs since his debut at Sheffield United in 1998.