Sheffield Wednesday considering their legal position after 'surprise' appointment of Steve Bruce

Sheffield Wednesday have released a statement following the confirmation of their former manager Steve Bruce as Newcastle United head coach.

Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 12:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 12:35 pm
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium on April 09, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

The club claim they are considering their legal position, having been disappointed to learn of Bruce’s appointment via the Magpies’s official statement.

Bruce this morning penned an ‘initial’ three-year deal at United having resigned at Hillsborough on Monday.

The statement reads: “The Club is disappointed to learn via public statement issued by Newcastle United that it has appointed former Sheffield Wednesday staff Steve Bruce, Steve Agnew and Steve Clemence.

“Regardless of the fact that the staff resigned from their positions with the Club on Monday, there remains outstanding legal issues to be resolved between the club and the staff and Newcastle United. The Club is currently considering its position and taking the appropriate legal advice.

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“No further comment will be made by the Club concerning this matter.”