Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react after some eight-second footage of Steve Bruce in a press conference emerged.
The clip in question shows the Magpies boss putting his hands to his face while audibly sighing, before muttering the words: ‘Oh God’.
No matter what you might think of the ex-Sunderland boss, it was tough to watch the footage of a man who’s clearly feeling the pressure at St James’ Park.
Newcastle are winless in ten games across all competitions, and have scored just four goals during this dreadful fun.
In that respect, you can see why Bruce looks so drained and stressed in the eight-second clip.
He’s really feeling the heat on Tyneside right now.
Protests took place outside St James’ Park at the weekend following Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa, according to the BBC.
The Sun revealed that Mike Ashley is reluctant to part ways with Bruce as he does not want to pay him out of his contract.
However, that same report says that ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is a potential replacement for the former Manchester United captain.
It really does feel as if Bruce needs to get some results, and fast.
Let’s see what the Newcastle fans on Twitter have been saying about the footage…
Horrible to see this. I don’t like the bloke, his digs or rate his ability. But would love to see a win for us and him tonight to take some of the edge off.— Steve Smith (@SteveSm87849841) January 26, 2021
This is painful to watch.— GallowgateShots #NUFC (@GallowgateShots) January 25, 2021
He needs to walk for his own health alone over anything else.
Swallow your pride Steve, time to call it a day and retire. pic.twitter.com/bEOCTbOWO6
This has actually made me sad. Not good to see that sort of stress on anyone.— Martyn Armstrong (@ch0c01990) January 25, 2021
I’ve wanted him gone for a long time now but I’d never wish bad health on him. He looks like a broken man, the job is way too big for him. Football aside, you can’t help but feel sorry for him.— Andy (@Conners_19) January 25, 2021
I am actually worried about him. It’s not healthy this. He’s not dealing with it well. He’s not a young man. He’s had a very tough few years. Genuinely wish somebody could give him a steer to stop making the situation worse and eventually let him leave with some dignity.— Lee Hogan (@lee_hogan) January 26, 2021
A broken man— KEV FROM DARLO (@1969kevinharker) January 25, 2021
Walk for your own sake Steve. Looks lost. https://t.co/71xaYHzAGD— ME (@marcuselliott_) January 25, 2021