New, Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has arrived to meet up with his team on their pre-season tour in China.

The 58-year-old, on a three-year contract has his work cut out with a club who seem to be feeling turmoil after the departure of Rafael Benitez.

Sheffield Wednesday are thought to be receiving £4million in compensation for the manager who only joined up at the end of January. Not bad business on their part and additional funds will go down well to boos their squad.

Steve Bruce though will have his work cut out though as he meets his side off the back of a 4-0 loss to Wolves. He will have a good look at his side in a game against West Ham on July 20 in the third-place play-off before coming home.

Although Bruce has lacked backing from Newcastle die hard fans support has come from former toon favourite Paul Gascoigne who spoke on Talk Sport to give his support.

Speaking to Jim White Gazza said;

“He’s from the North East, he played for Wallsend Boys Club like Alan Shearer, Lee Clark and Steve Watson, all them, you know?
“He’s a great guy and everybody knows he’s a winner, he’s won so many medals, so he knows how to win games and knows how to win championships.
“Obviously the fans are upset and they’re voicing their opinion… but give Steve Bruce a chance.
“They’ve got to give him a chance, they’ve got to. He’s played with the best.”

Bruce started his managerial career twenty years ago and has built up a reputation of a good man manager in the game. Although he doesn’t stay at clubs long he may just steady the ship for owner Mike Ashley and prolong the clubs time in the Premier League.

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