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Premier League: Ex-Man Utd star sacked as Magpies boss

Newscastle have announced that they have parted ways with Steve Bruce by mutal consent. Bruce leaves his role as the club’s manager just 13 days after Saudi Arabia-backed £305m takeover of the Premier League side was completed.

Bruce was appointed as Newcastle’s manager in 2019, but he had to battle criticism from press and fans throughout his tenure.

It got worse in the last few days of his time at the club after it was announced that the Saudi-led consortium had purchased the club.

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The former Manchester United star’s sacking is not a surprise as it was expected immediately the Saudi-backed consortium, led by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) bought the club from former owner Mike Ashley.

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A statement on Newcastle website read: Newcastle United can confirm that Steve Bruce has left his position as head coach by mutual consent.

Following the announcement, Bruce expressed his doubt over taking another job, saying the abuse took a toll on him and his wife.

Meanwhile, former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca is currently the leading candidate to replace the ex- Sunderland boss, according to Skysports.

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