This is why Steve Bruce has shelved a proposed new book – for now

Steve Bruce has shelved plans for a new autobiography – for now.

Bruce had started work on the book with Headline Publishing Group, and a Kindle edition of “Theatre of Dreams: Playing, Managing and Everything in Between – My Autobiography”, written by Bruce, is available for pre-order on Amazon.

However, Bruce, appointed head coach at Newcastle United in the summer following the departure of Rafa Benitez, has revealed that the project has been “put on hold”. The book will eventually be published with at least a chapter devoted to what happens at St James’s Park, according to the 58-year-old.

Bruce told The Athletic: “I’ve put it on hold. I just don’t have time any more. I’ve done a few little things for it, but that’s on the back-burner now. What happens at Newcastle might be worth a chapter or two anyway!”

Steve Bruce.