Date: 10th July 2019 at 5:50pm
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Steve Bruce has over 20 years’ experience as a manager and has a great record at promoting teams – with four on his CV so far.

So, if he stayed at Sheffield Wednesday, they would have a high chance of been promoted – the squad is experienced and has enough goals in it to be a threat at the top of the league.

Bruce as well would become a hero if he were the man to lead them back to the Premier League after a 19-year absence.

However, it seems increasingly likely that he will take the Newcastle United job and there is talk the Magpies are in discussions with the Owls over compensation and Bruce, who is 58, looks like he will become the next Newcastle boss.

The move for him is amazing because he is a Newcastle fan, and this has probably being his lifelong ambition; however, there are several reasons why he should turn it down and remain with Wednesday.

Firstly, even though he is a Geordie, a lot of Newcastle fans will never accept him because his appointment would represent everything wrong with the club – Bruce is a decent manager, but he is no Rafael Benitez who managed to reconnect the fans to the club.

Now that Benitez has gone a lot of the fans have had enough of the club with a boycott planned for the opening game against Arsenal and if Bruce were to take over, he would be dismissed almost instantly by a lot of Newcastle fans.

Another reason why he shouldn’t take the job is because Newcastle intend to go back to a Head Coach structure, which means that Bruce will be expected to buy young players with re-sale value – this structure did not work well for them the last time and they were duly relegated.

At least if Bruce stays with Wednesday, he will be able to sign whom he wants and also will have a lot of fans on his side as they look to get promoted.

Of course, Bruce is a Newcastle fan, and that may tip the balance as well as a much higher wage but the Newcastle job, at the moment, is a poisoned chalice and the former Manchester United man would be better off avoiding it.


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