Amanda Staveley has revealed her thoughts on Steve Bruce’s position, amid pressure from fans for the new owners to sack the Newcastle United head coach.
And reports north of the border suggest Rangers’ Steven Gerrard is top of the Magpies’ wanted list, should they remove Bruce from his post.
Yesterday the PCP Consortium buyout of United was officially completed, with the £305million deal announced to jubilant scenes across Tyneside.
Staveley on Bruce
“We’re obviously painfully aware of the relegation issue and we’re going to do everything we can to make sure the club is not relegated.
“But all decisions about players and managers are for another day.
“We’re very supportive of Steve, and we’ve spoken to him. What we’re going to do is not talk about managers or what big signings we can make.
“We’re going to do a review right through the football operations, of the commercial side as well, and come back and make some decisions.”
According to the Daily Record, Gerrard has emerged as a favourite to replace Bruce, if Staveley & Co pull the plug.
Odds on the former England and Liverpool midfielder, who won the league with the Ibrox outfit last season, have tumbled with bookmakers placing Gerrard as the joint favourite for the Newcastle job alongside out-of-work Antonio Conte.
Bruce on his future
“I want to continue, I’d like the chance to show the new owners what I can do, but you have to be realistic and they may well want a new manager to launch things for them.
“New owners normally want a new manager. I’ve been around long enough to understand that.
“That decision is not up to me. I accept that and I will accept what comes my way. I have to wait to have those conversations with people when the time is right.
“If I don’t make it to a 1,000 games against Spurs, you might say that could only happen to me, but I don’t think it would be cruel. It’s just football.”