Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce reveals how he is keeping busy during the enforced break

Steve Bruce has revealed how he is keeping busy during the coronavirus lockdown - farming and a spot of decorating.

Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 12:00 pm

All football has been suspended indefinitely in England as a result of the coronavirus pandemic with the Premier League and EFL all weighing up their options for how to conclude the season.

The original suspension date of April 30 was extended indefinitely last week, with it so far unclear as to when football will be safe to resume, with the country currently on lockdown.

Footballers are having to maintain their fitness levels at home during the enforced break and Bruce has now revealed what he is doing to keep busy until football returns.

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce.

Bruce and his wife have temporarily moved out of their Newcastle home into a farmhouse property they own in Cheshire and when he’s not checking in on the players or liaising with the coaching staff he is turning his hand to farming and decorating.

Bruce admits he is missing football but is keeping busy during the break.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Bruce said: “I've been busy on the tractor turning the land over and I'll be busy over the next few weeks, doing the house up as well.

"I'd far rather be at the Newcastle training ground with my staff and the players.

"But this gives me the opportunity to do something completely different."

The Newcastle squad have all been given individual training programmes to follow, as they follow the Government guidelines at home.