Steve Bruce 'resigns as Sheffield Wednesday boss' ahead of Newcastle move

Tanya Simon
July 16, 2019

It has been reported that Newcastle United managerial target Steve Bruce has resigned from Sheffield Wednesday.

Bruce, who had talks with Newcastle United on Saturday, has left Sheffield Wednesday along with assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence by his side.

Steve Bruce's Sheffield Wednesday future could be resolved imminently.

The 58-year-old - who was previously manager of the Magpies' rivals Sunderland - looks set to replace Rafa Benitez at St James' Park.

Bruce only took charge of the Owls in February but did well with the Yorkshire club in his short months in charge at the end of last season with his side almost getting into the Championship Play-Offs.

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The Magpies have sold Ayoze Perez to Leicester and his strike partner from last season, Salomon Rondon is back at West Brom.

"Don't get me wrong, Newcastle are a huge club, but he's having to follow Benitez, who has been one of the most popular managers they've ever had".

Bolasie actually ended up at Villa for a temporary spell last season, although it was when Bruce had already been sacked so the two are yet to work together, while McCarthy suffered a broken leg around the time he was targeted by the soon to be Magpies boss. It's in the hands of the clubs.

Bruce remains favourite to take charge of his boyhood club, walking into a tough situation with a section of the fans up in arms.

"At this particular moment, there is nothing really to talk about until the two clubs reach some sort of compromise".

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