Steve Bruce 'delighted' as Newcastle United head coach wins Premier League manager of the month award
Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce has been named as the Premier League manager of the month for April.
The 60-year-old led the Magpies into an unbeaten month, where wins against Burnley and West Ham, plus draw with Tottenham and Liverpool, eased relegation fears.
United went on to secure their top-flight status last weekend after a 4-2 win at Leicester City meant Fulham’s defeat at home to Burnley mathematically relegated Scott Parker’s men to the Championship.
A large number of supporters demanded Bruce was sacked after the 3-0 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion but he has somewhat justified Mike Ashley’s decision to stick by him.
Bruce beat Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Leeds United’s Marcelo Bielsa and West Brom’s Sam Allardyce to the accolade.
On winning the award, Bruce said: "For me to win is a reflection on the players and my staff. They work tirelessly, and without them there's no award to win.
"I'm delighted, and I want to thank them sincerely."