Newcastle United made a shock move to bring Sam Allardyce back as manager.

Newcastle United fans aren’t exactly having the best time right now, and it could have been even worse for them after Sam Allardyce’s claims earlier today.

The Magpies failed to reach an agreement to extend Rafael Benitez’s contract, meaning he left the club on June 30th, whilst loan favourite Salomon Rondon won’t be returning and Ayoze Perez has been sold to Leicester City.

Magpies fans aren’t happy with the choice of replacement for Benitez either. Steve Bruce is set to be named Newcastle manager, as reported by The Chronicle, fulfilling a boyhood dream.

Fans aren’t exactly enthused about his arrival despite being a boyhood Magpies fan, but fans may feel a little better about the Sheffield Wednesday boss making the move after Allardyce’s comments.

Allardyce told talkSPORT earlier today that Newcastle had been in touch with him about becoming their new manager, but he chose to reject the job because he doesn’t believing in ‘going back’.

‘Big Sam’ was appointed Newcastle boss in 2007 after sterling work at Bolton Wanderers, but he only lasted until January 2008, when he was sacked by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

Newcastle fans have been taking to Twitter to react to the claims, believing that Ashley has actually played a blinder this time, as he’ll have known just how angry Magpies supporters would have been with an Allardyce return, which has made moving for Bruce seem more palatable.

Others are absolutely infuriated, believing it shows just how out of touch Ashley is with the Newcastle fans, feeling the move for Allardyce was ’embarrassing’ and ‘dreadful’.

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