Allan Saint-Maximin has made his feelings for Steve Bruce perfectly clear after his departure from Newcastle United this morning.
The 60-year-old manager has officially left his role as Magpies boss after Sunday’s defeat by Spurs left them 19th in the Premier League table and without a win in eight games.
Bruce has been unpopular among Newcastle fans for much of his two-year spell in the North East.
But one thing he did right was bring Saint-Maximin to the club.
The French winger is one of the Premier League’s most exciting attacking players and was slapped with a £70 million price-tag a few months ago.
Bruce took him to England for a bargain £16.5 million during the summer of 2019.
Here’s how the player reacted to Newcastle’s managerial change today.
Bruce kept Newcastle in the Premier League these past couple of years and without top-flight status, Saudi Public Investment Fund, who completed a £300 million takeover earlier this month, probably aren’t coming anywhere near the club if they’re in the Championship.
So that, combined with the addition of Saint-Maximin, is something for the Magpies’ support to be thankful for nonetheless.
It remains to be seen who United hire as Bruce’s successor, with Graeme Jones in charge on an interim basis.
But Paulo Fonseca, the former Shakhtar and Roma coach, is heavily tipped to take the reins long term.