Speaking on the BBC Radio Five Live Football Daily Podcast, Charlie Adam has been speaking about Newcastle United, claiming that he’d love it if Steve Bruce is still in charge for their game against Crystal Palace.
There’s been so much speculation about Steve Bruce’s future, and no matter what you think about the 60-year-old’s future, it has to be said that he’s conducted himself admirably throughout this period.
Bruce has maintained that he’s working in the best interests of the club and he hasn’t kicked off about his own situation, nor has he thrown any of his own players under the bus.
Adam wants to see Bruce in charge at the weekend, but he concedes that it looks as though the Magpies will make a change.
What’s been said?
Adam was speaking about the manager situation at St James’ Park.
“Charlie, do you think Steve Bruce will be in the dugout for next weekend’s game against Crystal Palace?” The host asked.
“Listen, I would love to see it, I think how he has spoken is very humbling and respectful to the football club. He easily could have hammered the players, but he just wants what is best at the football club. Next week he will have more discussions with Amanda Staveley going forward and like Steve says, it’s about what’s best for Newcastle going forward,” Adam replied.
“I don’t think whoever they bring in will make a difference because it’s too long until the window, but the fans obviously aren’t happy. They have a decision to make, I like Steve as a manager and as a person. I would love to see him in there, but the pressure from the fans and the owners, it looks like they might make a change.”
Sentimental, but wrong
Newcastle fans won’t agree, but there would be something nice about seeing Bruce getting a chance under the new owners.
He’s a likeable manager and it would be refreshing to see new owners go against the grain of what has become a dangerous sacking culture in English football.
However, with that being said, Bruce isn’t good enough to take Newcastle forward. Regardless of general fan disdain, the Magpies haven’t won a single game this season and at most clubs, Bruce would have already lost his job.
To be honest, we can’t see how Bruce keeps his position at the Tyneside club for much longer.