Steve Bruce hopes he will be allowed to stay on as manager of Newcastle United next season. There are many speculations on the English manager’s future at the club amid a possible takeover by a Saudi Arabia consortium. It is believed the new owners want to install Mauricio Pochettino as the new manager, but Bruce claims he has done enough to earn his spot next season.
Talking to The Telegraph, Bruce said: “I am never going to win [an argument about whether I should be manager here] with some. So, I just leave it to others to judge. I am not in it to win a popularity contest though. Judge me on results we have had, where we are – we have got a chance to have our third highest points total in the last 13 or 14 years.”
“So, this myth the club is just stagnating, it is not right. And it is important we try to address that”, Bruce added. With his results for Newcastle, Bruce has been tipped as a candidate for the Premier League manager of the season. However, the manager dismisses the idea of him running for the award, saying that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp needs to receive praise for his job at the Reds this season.