'Not fit to manage Newcastle': Sheffield Wednesday fans furious as Steve Bruce 'resigns'
Steve Bruce has reportedly resigned at Sheffield Wednesday in light of speculation surrounding him and the Newcastle job.
Bruce held talks with the Magpies last week after being identified as the man to succeed Rafa Benitez.
However, movement on the 58-year-old's switch back to the North East stalled over the weekend after Mike Ashley baulked at Wednesday's £5m compensation package.
Many Owls fans believe it is no coincidence that Bruce has stepped down at Hillsborough and are furious with his Aston Villa man's decision.
That said, fresh reports claim a compensation fee has in fact been agreed, with £4m enough to prize Bruce to Tyneside.
Here is just some of the reaction from around the web:
@OliverPepall: This is what you get for treating a man with respect, this is what happens when you let a man come in on his terms...Steve Bruce, you are the lowest of low. #swfc
@Serifegunal: Steve Bruce is a snake! Give us Chris Hughton any day #swfc
@srigley: Steve Bruce is not fit to manage #swfc. Frankly he's not fit to manage #nufc. To the #avfc fan who spoke to me in Menorca about him last week 'I'm sorry I stuck up for him. 'You were right'
@deanrowdingswfc: Glad Bruce has resigned position was untenable once he’d approached Newcastle. Hope we get someone in who is up for doing well here #swfc
@JamesT_1976: Shouldn't really be surprised by Bruce's behavior given he's done it to so many other clubs but the way he has done it is rank. So Steve. Cheers. But get lost. Our club will always be bigger than any one. Fans and chairman deserve better. Let's get the right man now #swfc
@dannyswfc1867: Feel let down by Bruce now. There is a right way to go about it. Bruce didn't do that. Gotta feel for the new lads that have just signed too. #swfc
@YesWeCrann: I’m not even annoyed at Steve Bruce and the way this whole thing has been handled… Just properly disappointed. I get #NUFC is his boyhood club etc. but after the way he was welcomed into #SWFC, we deserved a lot more respect than this. Not a good look at all. Now we move on.
@tompickering: Good riddance Steve Bruce. Thought he was good as gold, turns out he’s rotten to the core #SWFC