Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has called on clarity over his future at the club.
Bruce has been under intense pressure since the start of the season and the club takeover last week has not made his position any better as they slumped to another defeat at the hands of Tottenham on Sunday.
Speculation has been rife all week that Bruce would be sacked before the game, and he has now called for ‘clarity’ on his future from the club’s new owners.
“That’s for other people to decide. If I was believing everything I saw last week, I might not have been here today. My job is to get a few results. Unfortunately, this year, if you’re a manager in the Premier League and you haven’t won in seven or eight, you come under pressure.
“It’s part of the deal of being in the Premier League. It’s a big-league for big boys and I’ll crack on until I hear otherwise. Every football club needs clarity, from the top right the way through. The new owners have been very respectful. I can’t say enough of them, the way they’ve gone about their business.
“It’s up to me, in the near future anyway, to try and get better," Bruce said after the game.
28 - Since Steve Bruce took the Newcastle United job prior to the start of the 2019-20 campaign, the Magpies have dropped 28 points from winning positions in home league games, the most of any Premier League side. Curtains. pic.twitter.com/Hz6dAIYsNu— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 17, 2021