Steve Bruce has a message for Newcastle United's would-be owners ahead of takeover

Steve Bruce hopes to keep his job at Newcastle United if the club is taken over.

Sunday, 21st June 2020, 8:31 am

And the club’s prospective owners have been linked with moves for former manager Rafa Benitez and out-of-work Mauricio Pochettino since agreeing the deal.

However, Bruce, appointed as Benitez’s successor last summer on a three-year contract, still firmly believes it he can take United forward.

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“The reason I took the job is I’m a Newcastle fan – and always will be,” said head coach Bruce.

“My job’s to try to take the club forward. If there’s going to be a takeover, if there’s something happening that will help the club, and I can help in any way, shape of form, I would love to stay in charge.

"Why shouldn’t I? I have enjoyed every minute of it. It’s difficult, a difficult job. But I have enjoyed the challenge of managing this great club, and I hope I can take it forward if that is the case.

“It’s for other people to decide. I have said from the day I walked in the door, whatever is best for the club is good by me.”

Steve Bruce.

Bruce’s side return to action this afternoon after a three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic. Newcastle, 13th in the Premier League with nine games left to play, take on Sheffield United at St James’s Park in a behind-closed-doors fixture.

Steve Bruce.