Steve Bruce responds to Lee Charnley's latest comments

Steve Bruce says he knew EXACTLY what he was walking into at Newcastle United – “warts and all”.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:45 pm
Steve Bruce.
Steve Bruce.

However, a series of impressive results have eased the pressure on the club’s head coach, who is no longer one of the favourites in the Premier League’s sack race.

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Bruce, for his part, took the job with his eyes open.

Asked about Charnley’s comments ahead of tomorrow’s game against Burnley at Turf Moor, Bruce said: “Look, I said from day one, results – especially here in the north-east – help everybody concerned. My job, as I said from day one, was to try to take the club forward if I possibly could.

“The one thing I have done, even through all of it, I've tried to enjoy it. I've said from day one 'right, I know what it is, warts and all, I'm going to try to enjoy it. It's a big opportunity, how lucky am I to have this job?'.” I've said that many, many times.

“The more results you get, the easier the path becomes. We've had a good couple of weeks, that's all it is. It's a platform, let's still try to keep moving forward.”

Newcastle are 11th in the Premier League with 22 points.