'I’m not so sure they will' - Pundit makes interesting claim involving Newcastle United fans' feelings towards Steve Bruce
Stephen Warnock believes Newcastle United fans will still want Steve Bruce to leave the club, even if he keeps them in the Premier League.
The under-fire head coach has been heavily criticised by Magpies supporters after being dragged into an avoidable relegation battle.
Demands for Bruce to be sacked peaked following the 3-0 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion last month but since then, the 60-year-old has drawn with Tottenham Hotspur and beaten Burnley.
United’s advantage over the bottom three now stands at six points with a game in-hand over 18th place Fulham, however Warnock feels there’s no coming back for Bruce.
When asked if fans will be happy for Bruce to regroup and go again next season, the former Liverpool defender told Sky Sports: "I’m not so sure they will.
"I’m a Steve Bruce fan. He’s had such a great career as a manager and he is someone I love listening to when he talks. I’ve been lucky to be in his company at times.
"But when you’ve got a full St James’s Park and you’re playing the style of football and it’s not going your way, I think it’s going to be very difficult for him.
"The Newcastle fans will voice their opinion very early on if he is to stay.
"It could depend on acquisitions in the summer. Suddenly, if he goes out and buys three or four outstanding players, does that buy him a little bit more time?
"But I think the Newcastle fans are voicing their opinion more often than not.