Unpopular former Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has helped fired boss Steve Bruce receive his massive Â£ 8million payout, according to reports. Bruce’s long-awaited departure from the Magpies came true on Wednesday morning.
The 60-year-old was expected to be sacked immediately following the club’s takeover earlier this month.
A group led by Amanda Staveley and 80% backed by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund bought Newcastle from Ashley.
However, he remained in charge for the first game of the new consortium in charge. A 3-2 loss to Tottenham did not appeal to Staveley, however.
Fans, who see Bruce as a symbol of Ashley’s controversial era, chanted his sacking following the St James’ Park defeat.
Bruce had criticized reporters for their coverage of his future. He reached 1,000 games in management while being in the dugout for the clash with the Spurs.
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“He’s a club with incredible support, and I hope the new owners can get him to where we all want him to be. I wish everyone the best of luck for the rest of the season and beyond- of the.
However, Bruce was slightly sharper in a separate interview with The Telegraph, in which he revealed that his job at Newcastle could have been his last.
He discovered the impact of the violence on his family, saying, âI think this could be my last job. It’s not just about me – it’s wreaked havoc on my whole family because they’re all Geordies and I can’t ignore it.
âI can’t take my wife for granted. She’s spent her whole life following me from soccer club to soccer club and if I told her tomorrow, I was offered a job in China, or anywhere, she would say, ‘Steve, would that it’s good for you, will you do it? ‘ And she would support me again.
âI’m 60 years old and I don’t know if I want to make him relive this.
âWe have a great life, so yeah, it’ll probably be me as the manager – until I get a phone call from a president somewhere asking if I can give them a hand. Never say never, I learned it.