Newcastle United fans have been left stunned after claims that Steve Bruce wants the Manchester United job.
Bruce to Manchester United?
The Athletic claim that Bruce is keen on taking over at Old Trafford and he believes he has the ability to stabilise the side.
Manchester United are said to be looking for an interim manager until the end of the campaign, following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure.
But Newcastle supporters simply can’t believe that Bruce is throwing his hat into the ring after struggling so badly this season at St. James’ Park.
If Manchester United were to appoint Bruce it would certainly be a controversial move.
While he was a club legend in his playing days, his results with Newcastle this term were highly concerning.
Newcastle did not win a game in the Premier League while Bruce was in charge this season and he left them right in the thick of the relegation fight.
Right from the very start of his time at St. James’ Park, there were doubters among the Magpies crowd, and he never really won the supporters over.
While Bruce deserved some credit for keeping Newcastle in the Premier League – his style of football was often criticised and his tactical decisions were regularly questioned.
At Old Trafford he would at least offer them some experience to guide them through what has been a tumultuous time.
But after their time with Solskjaer’s, perhaps it is time for the Red Devils to look further afield than their former players, as they assess who to put in charge next.