Steve Bruce takes charge of Sheffield Wednesday friendly as Newcastle United talks stall

Newcastle United’s top target Steve Bruce took charge of Sheffield Wednesday’s pre-season friendly with Lincoln City today.

By James Copley
Saturday, 13 July, 2019, 13:07
Steve Bruce took charge of Sheffield Wednesday's game with Lincoln City today.

The ex-Sunderland boss didn’t travel with the first-team squad though, nor did coaches Steve Agnew or Stephen Clemence.

Bruce is wanted by the club to succeed Rafa Benitez at St James’s Park.

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However, the Owls and Magpies disagree on compensation which is proving to be a sticking point.

Mike Ashley has held talks with Bruce and Wednesday this week but is reportedly trying to haggle Wednesday down.