Steve Bruce discusses 'tedious' Newcastle United takeover


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.

Discussing the ongoing takeover uncertainty, Bruce says that the whole process has started to become ‘tedious’.

Quoted by the Daily Mirror, Bruce said: “Like all of us we are still waiting.

“I think all of us feel this decision has to be made. It just seems to have become tedious.


“It’s been going to be this week, it’s going to be due in days, it’s going to be in 48 hours.

“We need the people who are making the decisions to make that decision.

“We need them to make it. And be quick about it.”

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

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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