There has been another casualty in the Premier League as regards managers as Newcastle United have announced the sacking of Steve Bruce.
The former Manchester United defender became the second manager sacked in the 2021/22 Premier League season following the sack of Watford manager at the begining of October.
The Magpies were a subject of a huge money takeover by the oil rich Saudi Arabian owner and it was made clear that the club would move in a different direction.
Bruce was given the opportunity of managing his 1000th career hame as a Coach and it was in the 3-2 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in front of the new owners at Saint James Park.
In an official statement, the club stated: “Newcastle United can confirm that Steve Bruce has left his position as head coach by mutual consent.
“He leaves the Magpies after more than two years in charge, having steered the club to 13th and 12th-place finishes in the Premier League and reaching the quarter-final stage in both the Emirates FA Cup and Carabao Cup during his tenure.
” Newcastle United would like to place on record its gratitude to Steve for his contribution and wishes him well for the future.”
On his part Bruce said: “I am grateful to everyone connected with Newcastle United for the opportunity to manage this unique football club.
“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.
“This is a club with incredible support, and I hope the new owners can take it forward to where we all want it to be. I wish everyone the very best of luck for the rest of this season and beyond.”
Newcastle also revealed that Graeme Jones will lead the team 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 Simon Smith.
The process of recruiting a new head coach is under way and an appointment will be announced in due course. The club will not be making further comment at this time.