Aston Villa fans have reacted to Steve Bruce’s comments after he was sacked by Newcastle United.
In a perhaps surprise to nobody, Newcastle announced on Wednesday morning that they have parted ways with Bruce, as they confirmed on Twitter – he becomes the second Premier League manager to be sacked this season.
After his sacking, Bruce suggested that this could be his ‘last’ job in management and how it was ‘very, very tough’ in the Newcastle hotseat, as he told the Telegraph.
Bruce added: “To never really be wanted, to feel that people wanted me to fail, to read people constantly saying I would fail, that I was useless, a fat waste of space, a tactically inept cabbage head or whatever. From day 1.”
Villa fans have reacted to Bruce’s comments and they have offered a mixed reaction to what he has had to say.
Bruce’s final game in charge for Villa was a 3-3 home draw against Preston in the Championship, where they were 2-0 up and also ending up missing a last-minute spot-kick.
Before the start of that game, a Villa supporter threw a cabbage at Bruce’s direction, as he was walking to the dugout, in his way of expressing his frustration towards his coaching.
For some Villa fans, they have a degree of sympathy for Bruce and what he has had to go through in the North East.
But others pointed out that Bruce has shown that he has had no loyalty in the game, after managing the likes of Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Newcastle.
Of course, the abuse is not right, but was Bruce’s sacking justified? Absolutely.
His team are sitting one place above the bottom, zero wins in eight games and heading down a path that just screams relegation.
Either way, he will always divide opinion, but it still wouldn’t be a surprise to see him returning to the dugout one day.
Here is a selection of Villa fans reacting to Bruce’s comments: