Allan Saint-Maximin has said that the Newcastle United owners told everyone that they need to ‘feel comfortable’ during the meeting about Steve Bruce’s sacking, as he told Sky Sports.
The Newcastle favourite shared that everyone was ‘disappointed’ about Bruce’s sacking ‘even the owner’.
Bruce was sacked from his head coach role on Wednesday morning, in a move by the club’s new Saudi-led owners that was expected and probably overdue.
For the Toon Army faithful, it was another reason to celebrate because within a number of weeks, both Mike Ashley and Bruce are out of the door.
But it seems the feeling from inside the camp was a little different, as Saint-Maximin shared what was said.
“The thing is, it was a bad day,” said ASM. “They didn’t come in and just like ‘we enjoy Steve Bruce’s sack’, so it’s not what happened.
“Everyone feels disappointed. Even the owner, to be honest, with what has happened. They just talk about the situation, at the moment.
“They said that ‘if we need anything to make it better, then we just have to talk because, at the moment, we just need to feel comfortable. If every player feel comfortable, if everyone feel comfortable in your life, then sure you will play better’.
“At the moment, every player needs to feel comfortable to give the best they can give on the pitch because, at the moment, it’s the only thing we have to do. To play well and to give everything for 95 minutes and get a win.”
The new era of Newcastle United officially begins and these next few steps are possibly going to be very crucial in how things pan out for the club during the next few years.
Unless the club go down the route of bringing in someone just for the short-term, then these next few calls, including the new manager and possible director of football, could be huge in how the club does or doesn’t progress.
At this moment in time, those at St James’ Park will take an average 17th-placed finish in May, because they aren’t showing signs that they will survive.
Only Norwich City are proving to be worse off than the Magpies, so far, and that’s saying something.