Bruce to roll his sleeves up

Published on: 17 July 2019

Steve Bruce says he is ready for a huge challenge after putting pen to paper on a three-year deal to be Rafa Benitez's successor at Newcastle United.

The 58-year-old resigned as Sheffield Wednesday's manager on Monday after spending only five months in charge at Hillsborough.

Bruce has been a manager for more than two decades since spending most of his playing career with Manchester United.

He had spells in charge of Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town, Wigan Athletic, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Sunderland, Hull City and Aston Villa before taking charge of the Owls in February.

"There is a huge challenge ahead of us, but it's one that my staff and I are ready for," said Bruce. "This is my boyhood club and it was my dad's club, so this is a very special moment for me and my family.

"We'll roll our sleeves up and we'll be giving it everything from the off to ensure supporters have a successful team that they can be proud of."

Meanwhile, the club's managing director, Lee Charnley, said: "Steve knows what this club means to the supporters and to the region and he will put his heart and soul into leading our talented group of players with the full support of our staff."

Newcastle are 10/3 to finish in the top half of the Premier League table in 2019/20 and 29/10 to beat Arsenal in their first match of the campaign on 11th August.

Bruce faces a big challenge at St James' Park as no new signings have been made since the end of last season while Joselu, Mo Diame and Ayoze Perez have all left the club.

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Steve Bruce says he is ready for a huge challenge after putting pen to paper on a three-year deal to be Rafa Benitez's successor at Newcastle United.

The 58-year-old resigned as Sheffield Wednesday's manager on Monday after spending only five months in charge at Hillsborough.

Bruce has been a manager for more than two decades since spending most of his playing career with Manchester United.

He had spells in charge of Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town, Wigan Athletic, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Sunderland, Hull City and Aston Villa before taking charge of the Owls in February.

"There is a huge challenge ahead of us, but it's one that my staff and I are ready for," said Bruce. "This is my boyhood club and it was my dad's club, so this is a very special moment for me and my family.

"We'll roll our sleeves up and we'll be giving it everything from the off to ensure supporters have a successful team that they can be proud of."

Meanwhile, the club's managing director, Lee Charnley, said: "Steve knows what this club means to the supporters and to the region and he will put his heart and soul into leading our talented group of players with the full support of our staff."

Newcastle are 10/3 to finish in the top half of the Premier League table in 2019/20 and 29/10 to beat Arsenal in their first match of the campaign on 11th August.

Bruce faces a big challenge at St James' Park as no new signings have been made since the end of last season while Joselu, Mo Diame and Ayoze Perez have all left the club.

Source: bet365.com

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