After Premier League announced Newcastle United's take over, Steve Bruce has pleaded with the new owners to be given chance to show what he can do.
The Premier League had approved the takeover after receiving "legally binding assurances" that the Saudi state would not control the club. Instead the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which will provide 80% of funds for the deal, is seen as separate to the state.
It remains to be seen if Bruce will remain as the head coach with a number of fans calling for his sacking.
Speaking to Telegraph, Bruce said, "I want to continue, I’d like the chance to show the new owners what I can do, but you have to be realistic and they may well want a new manager to launch things for them."
"New owners normally want a new manager. I’ve been around long enough to understand that. That decision is not up to me. I accept that and I will accept what comes my way. I have to wait to have those conversations with people when the time is right."
"Long before I played football, long before I became a manager, I was a Newcastle United fan."
"I’d love to see this club win something, to play in Europe and from everything I’ve heard about these new owners, that is what they want too and they have the money to make it happen."
After the international break, Newcastle will be up against Tottenham on Sunday 17th.