Newcastle United running out of time to sack Steve Bruce – the captain of the Magpies' sinking Premier League ship

Newcastle United are running out of time to sack the captain of their sinking Premier League ship, after a run of two wins in 20 games – that’s the view of fan group Toon For Change.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 11:53 pm
Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks dejected during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United at American Express Community Stadium on March 20, 2021 in Brighton, England.
Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks dejected during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United at American Express Community Stadium on March 20, 2021 in Brighton, England.

The supporter group are again calling for the Magpies’ hierarchy to replace Steve Bruce with an ‘ambitious manager’ in hope of somehow saving the club from their accelerating drop towards the Championship.

In a statement released following United’s latest 3-0 top flight defeat to supposed Premier League drop rivals Brighton and Hove Albion, who’d won just once at the Amex Stadium all season prior to Saturday night, Toon For Change laid bare their thoughts on what Mike Ashley, Justin Barnes and Lee Charnley must do next.

“This evening’s result has presented Mike Ashley and the club’s management with an opportunity to justifiably sack an underachieving coach captaining a sinking ship that is heading straight for the Championship,” a statement from the group reads.

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“If history has taught Ashley one thing, it’s that acting too late in these circumstances results in one thing, relegation.

“We implore the club to remove Bruce as coach immediately and appoint an ambitious manager ahead of the international break, who has the capability of keeping Newcastle United in the Premier League. There is still hope for the club this season, but we’re running out of time. We need a decisive, brave decision - and we need it tonight.”

At present United are just two points above the bottom three heading into the international break.