Steve Bruce Appointed As Newcastle Coach

Newcastle United have appointed Steve Bruce as head coach on a three-year-deal. The 58-year-old will replace Rafael Benitez, who left the club last month. He will work with assistant coaches, Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence at Saint James’ Park.


Following his appointment, Bruce said: “I’m delighted and incredibly proud to be appointed as head coach of Newcastle United. This is my boyhood club and it was my dad’s club, so this is a very special moment for me and my family.

“There is a huge challenge ahead of us, but it’s one that my staff and I are ready for. 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.”

Lee Charnley, Newcastle’s managing director, said Bruce was appointed based on his wealth of experience.

“Steve has a deep affection for Newcastle United and we are very pleased that a coach with his vast experience and connections to the club and city has joined us.

“Steve knows what this club means to 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.”

Bruce and his staff are expected to China to meet with the squad on their Asia Trophy tour.

The Englishman, in his 21-year career as a coach, has been in charge of nine clubs, including his new employer’s north east rivals, Sunderland.

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