'I will get criticised' - Sky pundit makes bold claim about 'superb' Newcastle boss Bruce

Sky Sports pundit Clinton Morrison has hailed Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce for the “superb” job that he has done on Tyneside recently.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United.  (Photo by David Klein - Pool/Getty Images)
Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United. (Photo by David Klein - Pool/Getty Images)

The Magpies have put together a run of four matches unbeaten in the Premier League, and have taken points from the likes of West Ham and Liverpool in that spell.

The Toon Army’s purple patch helped them to move nine points clear of the relegation zone going into this weekend’s action, with a game against inconsistent Arsenal to contend with on Sunday.

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And Morrison, who worked alongside Bruce during his own playing career, is of the opinion that the 60-year-old has done more than enough to ensure he is still in the dugout at St. James’ Park next season.

Speaking on Sky Sports News’ Soccer Saturday, he said: “I’ve worked with Steve Bruce and Newcastle fans can shout at me as much as they want, I like him as a man manager.

"I think he’s brilliant. I think he’s spot on.

"I will get criticised, but the job he’s doing at Newcastle at the moment is superb.

"If you can add two or three, Newcastle won’t be fighting relegation, they’ll be looking up the table.

"I hope Steve Bruce does keep his job, because I feel at the moment he’s doing a really good job.”

Newcastle are currently on 36 points after 33 matches. To better last season’s tally of 44 points, they will need to take nine points from their final five matches – equivalent to three wins.