Newcastle should stick with Steve Bruce and not sack him as there’s nobody ‘more equipped’ than him, says Danny Murphy

NEWCASTLE should stick with Steve Bruce rather than sacking him after the club’s takeover.

Bruce’s future is under threat but Danny Murphy insists the manager is the right man for the job.

Steve Bruce is expected to be axed by Newcastle's new owners


Steve Bruce is expected to be axed by Newcastle’s new ownersCredit: Getty
Bruce is unpopular with fans and faces a struggle to keep his job


Bruce is unpopular with fans and faces a struggle to keep his jobCredit: Reuters

The Premier League club’s takeover has sparked euphoria from fans after the end of the Mike Ashley era.

Supporters want Bruce to be dismissed but Murphy has warned this may not be the best short-term option for struggling Newcastle.

Murphy told talkSPORT: “You’ve got to be careful not to try and run before you can walk. The situation Newcastle are in now is precarious.

“They’ve got a manager in charge at the moment who has been there and done it in the lower echelons of the Premier League and dealt with that scenario before – even at Newcastle.

“Is there somebody out there who they can bring in who is going to be more equipped than Steve Bruce? That is ultimately the question. 

“You can talk about the pleasing of the fans and the masses. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you quickly get Bruce out and get someone in to do it better.

“I think they will get rid because that’s what the fans want and they are trying to keep everybody happy at the moment with the takeover.

“Who do they get in? There is no obvious candidate to come in for a relegation battle.


“There is a different conversation if you are asking me are there managers out there who are capable of working with new players, spending money and competing.”

Newcastle are second bottom in the league with no wins from their opening seven games.

Bruce will take charge of his 1,000th game as a manager if he remains in charge for the home clash with Tottenham on Sunday.

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