Newcastle United fans react to links that club want Steve Bruce to succeed Rafa Benitez

Hull City v Sheffield United - FA Cup Semi-Final
Hull City v Sheffield United - FA Cup Semi-Final

Newcastle United are considering replacing Rafa Benitez with Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce, according to The Sun.

The former Sunderland boss is a Geordie, and owner Mike Ashley believes his man-management skills and huge experience would come handy for the Magpies.

Bruce was once on Newcastle radar for the managerial job, and it seems they are finally ready to appoint him as they look to start next campaign with a permanent boss in charge.

The club want to speak with the 58-year-old, pay Sheffield his compensation, and possibly seal a deal before the players depart for the Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday.

As expected, a lot of Newcastle fans aren’t pleased with the reports that the ex-Black Cats boss could become the club’s next manager, and here is how some of them reacted to it on Twitter:

Having managed the likes of Aston Villa, Hull City, Sheffield United, Wigan Athletic and Birmingham City, there is no doubt that Bruce brings a lot to the table.

Managing Newcastle has always been a dream for him, and while the fans aren’t particularly keen on him, it seems Ashley wouldn’t mind going ahead and making him Benitez’s successor.

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