Unai Emery to Newcastle odds tumble as Klopp blasts Saudi takeover while Tuchel backs it

NO TIME TO WASTE

Steve Bruce is hell-bent on convincing Newcastle’s new owners that he is the right man to take them forward – despite admitting he’s only spoken to them for 10 MINUTES.

Asked whether he hopes to remain long-term, he said: “I’ll have a crack. I’ll try my utmost and if they see fit, great.

“I’m not going to give up hope. The way it is, the way it looks in the future, who wouldn’t want the opportunity to manage Newcastle? Certainly I would, and I’m sure hundreds of others would.

“Any manager would love this opportunity to be sitting in my seat, and I’ll make a fist of it.

“I met the new owners on Monday for a brief ten-minute conversation and they just said ‘carry on until I hear otherwise’. That’s what I’ve done and the players have trained magnificently well.

“It’s not about me and the 1,000th game. I’ve played 950 times and won domestically everything there is to win. There comes a stage when it’s not about me.

“It’s about the club going forward and getting the results on Sunday. I’ve tried to keep my respect and my dignity, which has probably served me well over the last 20-odd years. That will remain.

“They (Staveley and husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi) are very, very good people. If the takeover takes this great club forward then great.”

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