18 Jul Newcastle appoint Steve Bruce:”No, no, no, do not take it’ – Alan Shearer attempted to frighten fresh Magpies boss off’poisonous’ job
The mythical Magpies striker has shown that his forecasts to get a fellow Geordie to not take the reins in St James’ Park dropped on deaf ears
Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has shown he cautioned Steve Bruce to not take a”poisonous” project at St James’ Park, just to see his guidance fall on deaf ears.
The Magpies have passed a three-year contract into a guy who has spent some time working with the likes of Sunderland, Birmingham, Hull City and Aston Villa.
With Rafa Benitez having abandoned Tyneside at the end of the contract, Mike Ashley was forced to the marketplace for a new trainer.
Bruce has agreed to take the reins, using a north-east native having been enticed away from a function at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
Shearer worries there might be some testing times to get a fellow Geordie, together with the mythical Newcastle striker having attempted to get that message into a guy taking on his”toughest” function.
“I had been out for dinner with Steve Bruce three months past,” Shearer stated in The Sun.
“It had been only following Rafa Benitez had left Newcastle and we talked about what he must do if he had been approached and offered the job.
“My advice for him this night was straightforward:’No, no, do not take it’.
“I said:’Why are you really going to be any different to [Kevin] Keegan or even Benitez? ) Should you choose it, you ought to be angry as you understand how it works there’.
“But Steve is his own guy and I admire that. I can not tell him exactly what to do, although he’s a great buddy of mine.
“He wasn’t Newcastle’s first choice to replace Rafa. He may not have been their second, third or fourth choice.
“It seems more like he would have become the last guy standing — and Newcastle simply knew he’d likely spend the job because he’s always desired it.”
Shearer added:”He understands what’s about on and what’s gone on previously. He understands how fed up with the fan-base is.
“He understands how the football club is conducted, it isn’t a secret .
“That is certainly the roughest and most poisonous situation Steve has walked into.
“No occupation is hopeless but this one is very, very hard for a lot of distinct factors.
“On the other hand, he’s inheriting a squad that’s wafer-thin.
“Newcastle’s two leading scorers from last year — Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon — are no more there and they’re the only Premier League club to not have left a signing summer time.
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“Steve is in a disadvantage because the rest of the clubs have had months to strategy and will have stolen a march on him.
“He will do a fantastic job simply to maintain Newcastle up this year.”
Newcastle are now in China on Premier League Asia Trophy responsibility, using a 4-0 defeat endured to Wolves in their very first outing.