Newcastle manager Steve Bruce leaves following club's Saudi takeover

Statement says 60-year-old left his position by 'mutual consent'

Muhammed Enes Calli   | 20.10.2021
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce leaves following club's Saudi takeover


Newcastle United have confirmed the departure of manager Steve Bruce, days after the English club's Saudi takeover.

"Newcastle United can confirm that Steve Bruce has left his position as head coach by mutual consent," the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

The English club reached the quarter-final stage in both the Emirates FA Cup and Carabao Cup during his tenure.

But the team failed to meet expectations this league season by only collecting three points in eight matches.

The club wished the 60-year-old well for his future, adding that his replacement is under way.

"I am grateful to everyone connected with Newcastle United for the opportunity to manage this unique football club," Bruce said.

On Oct. 7, the Premier League confirmed takeover of Newcastle led by the Public Investment Fund – Saudi Arabian state’s sovereign wealth fund.

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