Son of Newcastle-linked boss starts following Magpies on Instagram

A general view of St. James' Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club on March 5, 2011 in Newcastle, England.

Alex Bruce joined those following the official Newcastle United account on Monday.

Father and son Alex Bruce and Steve Bruce, manager of Hull City celebrate with the trophy after the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at...

The son of a reported Newcastle United manager target has started following one of the club's social media accounts.

Steve Bruce, the current Sheffield Wednesday boss, was one of those said to be under consideration for Rafa Benitez's old job, according to the Telegraph.

 

Talk of a move to his boyhood club has since died down, however, while Bruce himself appeared to laugh off the rumour when asked to comment by the BBC last weekend.

But after his son, Alex, who was on Kilmarnock's books last season, joined those following the official Newcastle Instagram account on Monday, those initial whispers may be about to resurface.

Newcastle appear to have made little progress in their pursuit of Benitez's successor, and it is plausible that frustration could have led them back to Bruce.

It's certainly interesting that the younger Bruce - who was born in Norwich and has no direct link to the Magpies - follows just two other clubs on the social media site, Kilmarnock and his dad's most notable former employers, Manchester United.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Reading at Hillsborough Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Sheffield,...

Bruce Jnr's activity could, of course, be completely innocent - and that is perhaps the most likely explanation right now.

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