Newcastle United takeover 'not interesting' manager Steve Bruce

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Newcastle United supporters are hoping for a final decision on the club's takeover.

Fans of the Magpies are waiting with bated breath after news broke two months ago about a prospective £300million deal to buy the club.

Amanda Staveley is the figurehead of the Saudi-backed consortium who are said to be leading the charge for the club, but so far there’s been no news of a confirmed deal.

The club are currently waiting on a verdict from the Premier League as to whether the £300million deal can go ahead.

That uncertainty off the pitch has certainly impacted things on it.

Speculation has been building over Steve Bruce's future since talk of a potential takeover started earlier this season, with suggestions that the club could look to replace him as boss.

Mauricio Pochettino is one name that's been linked with the job.

But discussing the ongoing takeover uncertainty, Bruce says that his focus is solely on preparing his team for the clash with Aston Villa.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "If I am being brutally honest, I am not really interested in [the proposed takeover] because I can't influence that.

"I will hear something when you guys probably hear something.

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"Whatever is best for the club is OK with me."

He added: "My job at the minute is to make sure that we are all focused on one thing - finishing the season off well, getting the season finished and making sure we are a Premier League club.

"Now we have been given an opportunity to say, 'can we finish in the top 10?' That would be a wonderful achievement.

"That is all I am focused on."

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While patience is obviously key during such uncertain times, you can hardly blame the Newcastle United fans for growing restless.

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For many, a potential announcement of a full takeover is exactly what they’ve been wishing for several years while enduring a turbulent reign under Mike Ashley.

The Sports Direct owner has been a hugely unpopular figure on Tyneside, and that’s why talk of interest from the Saudi-based consortium is such a hot topic of conversation.

But Newcastle fans must still be cautious.

If anyone knows what it’s like to see their club owned by an unpopular figure, it’s Newcastle United fans.

That’s why they must remain patient – after all, the last thing they want is to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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