Paul Merson suggests Newcastle United fans back Steve Bruce

A general view of the inside of St James' Park before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James's Park, Newcastle on Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Steve Bruce replaced Rafael Benitez as the Newcastle United manager this summer.

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United...

Paul Merson suggested on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports Premier League (1:20pm, August 10, 2019) that Newcastle United fans should get behind new manager Steve Bruce.

The former Arsenal and Aston Villa star has stated that Bruce is a very good manager, and that Newcastle fans are missing the trick by not getting behind him.

 

Bruce was appointed the manager of the Magpies this summer following the departure of Rafael Benitez at the end of last season.

Merson said about Bruce on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports Premier League (1:20pm, August 10, 2019): “I think he is a good manager, and I think they are missing the trick here, Newcastle fans, thinking they haven't got a good manager. They have got a very good manager, a very good manager.”

Backing Steve Bruce

A number of Newcastle fans stayed away from the Premier League game against Arsenal at St. James’ Park at the weekend.

The protest was aimed more at Newcastle owner Mike Ashley than at manager Bruce, but those fans who did not want the former Sheffield Wednesday boss to get the job have to back him now.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Bruce is a very good manager, and under him, the Magpies can certainly stay in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has praised Bruce for taking the cup competitions seriously this season.

The Chronicle recently quoted the Newcastle boss as saying that the team will prioritise cup competitions this season.

Le Tissier said on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports Premier League (1:21pm, August 10, 2019): "I think that’s one of the best things he could have said as a Newcastle manager because I think that would be one of the huge frustrations (for) Newcastle fans over the last few years that they have not ever looked like they have taken them seriously.”

Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in...

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