Former Hull City boss Steve Bruce set for Newcastle job

Former Hull City boss Steve Bruce set for Newcastle job

​Former Hull City manager Steve Bruce is set to be announced in the following days as the new boss of Newcastle United, according to ChronicleLive. 

The current Sheffield Wednesday boss is said to be headed to St James' Park to finalise the move with the club's management. 

Newcastle are ready to pay £1million in compensation to the Owls to get Bruce out of his one-year rolling contract at Hillsborough. 

During Bruce’s four years at the KCOM Stadium, the 58-year-old oversaw 201 games with the Tigers and guided them to Premier League promotion twice and the 2014 FA Cup final.

Bruce, a former boss of Newcastle's arch-rivals Sunderland, is now expected to replace Rafael Benitez at St James' Park.

Benitez left Newcastle after three seasons when his contract expired at the end of last month, taking up a role at Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang. 

Former England boss Sam Allardyce has today revealed he was offered the job but has turned it down. 

"I was very flattered that I was considered but it's that thing - don't go back," Allardyce told Talksport.

"It never got to the type of talks people are suggesting but it wasn't for me. I politely said no."

Bruce's extensive managerial career has also taken in spells at Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town, two spells at Wigan Athletic, Crystal Palace and Birmingham City.

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