'Championship it is' - Newcastle United fans can't believe Mike Ashley's latest Steve Bruce update
Newcastle United fans have been quick to react to the latest Steve Bruce news.
The Magpies head coach will remain in his role as head coach at St James’s Park despite losing 3-0 to relegation rivals Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday night.
There were renewed calls for Bruce to be sacked following the defeat.
However, Ashley has already made it clear that Bruce retains his backing despite a terrible run of recent form.
The 17th-placed Magpies take on Tottenham Hotspur on April 4 after the international break with Bruce set to still be in the dugout.
Here, we take a look at how Newcastle United supporters reacted to the news on social media:
@elmarcosmasonos: “He decided relegation is the best way to get the takeover through.”
@MagpieChannel_: “Championship it is then. Last chance saloon over the International break to get a new manager in while we're just above the bottom 3. Astonishing what Ashley sees, how on earth can Bruce still be in a job after last night's performance (last few months) is beyond me. Doomed.”
@megamarvatron: “What loyalty?! Has he turned down moves to other clubs to stick with us? It’s beyond belief after what happened with Rafa that we’ve come to this. How can he and his mates be so blind to what’s going on.”
@Funnyc16: “How in the world has Bruce been loyal, I can't remember another club coming in for him.”
@IanWade85: “We deserve everything we get in that case. We being the club not the fans.”