Steve Bruce is staying, at least for the time being, it seems.
Journalists say the head coach will take Newcastle versus Tottenham on Friday’s press conference.
By early Thursday afternoon, a large number of NUFC journalists simultaneously saw that this was the case.
After the Journos received details of tomorrow’s press conference from the club.
The only difference is that Steve Bruce will hold the press conference on Friday at 1:30 p.m., instead of the 9:30 a.m. as usual with Bruce.
Journalists who back it up include Martin Hardy (The Times), Keith Downie (Sky Sports), Lee Ryder (Chronicle), Luke Edwards (Telegraph) and Chris Waugh (Athletic).
Many of them say there is still time for the above changes BUT when we get to this point and there is still no move from the new NUFC owners to Steve Bruce and / or a replacement it seems very unlikely.
Today has been a week since the Newcastle United takeover finally took place, but Steve Bruce is still here and is expected to stay for at least days, including the Spurs game on Sunday, unless something dramatic happens.
Many Newcastle fans hoped / expected that one of the first acts of the new owners would be to fire the head coach.
However, this has not been proven.
On Monday, Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi visited the training ground, where they were introduced to the players and watched a bit from the squad training, before talking to Steve Bruce for about an hour.
The overwhelming consensus of the media responding to this meeting was to report that although the meeting had lasted a relatively long time, Steve Bruce was still expected to be released very soon afterwards. Journalists said the new owners were keen to get things right and scouted the head coach on the squad’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as any other useful information he could give to help move them forward.
Amanda Staveley and the rest of the consortium said they wanted to show respect to everyone including Steve Bruce before firing him / her (Lee Charnley etc)!
With this Thursday afternoon news, many Newcastle fans are no doubt thinking that they are showing a little too much respect for Steve Bruce!