Newcastle boss Steve Bruce fears he will be sacked after takeover

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Since July 2019, Steve Bruce is Newcastle's boss

Steve Bruce, Newcastle manager, fears that he will lose his job after the completion of the 305m Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Premier League side.

After passing the Premier League directors' and owners' tests, the sale was approved on Thursday. This marked the end of Mike Ashley's 14-year tenure as owner.

Bruce was named Newcastle boss in July 2019, but has had a difficult time winning over his supporters.

Bruce stated that he wanted to keep going in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. External-link

"I would like to show my new owners what I can accomplish, but you need to be realistic. They may want a new manager to help them launch their business.

"New owners usually want a new manager. "I've been around for long enough to know that."

Bruce's first season as Newcastle manager saw them finish 13th, but they were in danger of being relegated last term after a better campaign that saw them finish 12th.

They are currently 19th in the league after seven games and have not won since their start to the season.

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A week later, the Magpies will play Tottenham at St. James' Park. This would mark Bruce's 1,000th managerial game. However, he is not certain if he will achieve that milestone at Newcastle.

He added, "That decision is not mine to make." "I accept that, and I will accept whatever comes my way. I will wait until the right time to have those conversations.

"If I don’t make it to 1,000 games against Spurs you might think that could only happen, but it wouldn’t be cruel. It's football.