‘We warned you’ - the brutal Newcastle United reaction to Steve Bruce sacking at West Brom
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The former defender took charge of the Midlands club in February as they sat sixth place in the second tier, however failed to win promotion in his first season and instead finished mid-table.
After picking up only one win at the start of the current campaign, West Brom have now parted ways with Bruce - who has endured his second sacking in a year. The 61-year-old left Newcastle after two years with his boyhood club last October and his departure was met with great joy from fans who were left frustrated by his position at the club. The Magpies sat 19th in the Premier League when they parted ways with Bruce.
Bruce’s sacking by the Baggies has been met with plenty of reaction by Newcastle fans who are not at all shocked by their former boss’ disappointing stint at The Hawthorns. Here is how supporters have reacted on social media...
• @lostrichy - ‘Pleased for the Baggies to be getting their club back.’
• @Carl_F88 - ‘What were you thinking appointing him in the first place like who would think that’s a good idea.’
• @joshnufc__ - ‘We warned you all. We told the media over and over again and we’re shut down. He’s a Premier League legend apparently. He should never get another job again after this.’
• @NotSoLocalHero - ‘Congratulations Baggies. Welcome back to the world of professional football.’
• @ToonUnderPod - ‘3 things in life that are inevitable - death, taxes and Steve Bruce getting the sack.’
• @GEORGIEharra - ‘I’m so chuffed for West Brom. They must be elated. In the words of Lizzo’s track, it’s about damn time.’
• LainQT - ‘Sensible decision. I’m sorry he messed you up so badly as he did with us (and all the other clubs he ruined) and wish you all the best going forward from here on.’
• @KingBill - ‘Shame they didn’t listen to the Newcastle United faithful in the first place.’
• @ThomasN22530336 - ‘Managers should not be rewarded for failure. SB’s second lucrative payoff within 12 months. That along with other payoffs has made him a very rich man for failing.’
• @minxnicki - ‘He hasn’t moved with the times in which he played. You get nowhere in football now when you stay in the past.’