Steve Bruce has claimed he was never going to leave his club, despite huge pressure at times this season
Steve Bruce has insisted he never considered resigning from his position as manager of Newcastle United in an interview with TalkSport on Monday.
Bruce’s words come after the Magpies virtually guaranteed their Premier League status for another season thanks to an impressive 4-2 win at Leicester City on Friday night, putting them 12 points clear of Fulham.
The 60-year-old has been under massive pressure at times this season, not least of all when the Geordies went 13 games without a win, but claims that he was never intending to leave his boyhood club.
Speaking to Jim White and Simon Jordan, Bruce called for some balance in the criticism which has seen him become hugely unpopular with fans over the course of his near two-season reign.
Newcastle fans are set to return to St James’ Park for the first time in over a year when Sheffield United visit the North East next week, and the reception for the Toon manager will be interesting, given how he is perceived among the fanbase.
During the interview, Bruce also spoke of everyone’s disappointment that the Saudi takeover didn’t materialise, insisted that hiring Graeme Jones was his decision, and backed Callum Wilson for this summer’s European Championships with England.