|Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle after a little over two years in charge following a winless start to the season. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
Newcastle has announced that they have parted ways with head coach Steve Bruce after slightly over two years in charge at St. James’s Park.
The news came early on Wednesday, ending speculation around
the manager’s position. Newcastle lost 3-2 to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in
what was Bruce’s 1000th game as a manager but the new owners would
like to look elsewhere for leadership.
Steve Bruce’s winless start to the season has heaped so much
pressure on him as well as the new profile of manager the club would be looking
forward to. Newcastle finished 12th and 13th under Bruce
and he will now look elsewhere for managerial job.
"I am grateful to everyone connected
with Newcastle United for the opportunity to manage this unique football
club," Bruce said.
"I would like to thank my coaching
team, the players and the support staff in particular for all their hard work.
There have been highs and lows, but they have given everything even in
difficult moments and should be proud of their efforts.
A club statement confirmed Graeme Jones will take charge on
an interim basis, starting with Saturday's trip to Crystal Palace, and will be
supported by the coaching team of Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence, Ben Dawson and