MX23RW : Sunday, September 26 16:18:19| >> :120:81054:81054:

Steve Bruce hoping to still be Newcastle manager after takeover

Steve Bruce hoping to still be Newcastle manager after takeover
© Reuters
Premier League boss Richard Masters was grilled by MPs on Tuesday.

Steve Bruce has vowed to carry on regardless as the hunger for a decision over Newcastle's proposed takeover grows by the day.

Bruce, his players and the club's fans have been waiting increasingly impatiently for three months for the Premier League to deliver its judgement on the PCP Capital Partners-brokered, largely Saudi-backed bid for the club.

The league's chief executive Richard Masters was quizzed about the process by members of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee on Tuesday, but Mike Ashley still remains owner and uncertainty abounds on Tyneside.

Asked how difficult the situation has been, and if he expected to be in charge at St James' Park next season, head coach Bruce said: "Thankfully, I've been in it a long, long time and I've had takeovers at two or three other clubs as well.

"As I've repeatedly said, whatever's best for Newcastle, I'm OK with it. If that's the best thing for Newcastle to move forward, then that's OK with me.

"Will I be Newcastle manager next year? I sincerely hope so. I really have enjoyed the challenge of this great club of ours.

"I can only plan ahead and presume and make sure that we still do the work we were going to do and how we're going to come back, when we're going to come back and all of those things, of course when the transfer window opens, what can we do to improve the squad going forward?

"I'll just carry on and soldier on and get on with it."

The Magpies would reach the 40-point mark, the accepted total for top-flight safety, with a draw at Bournemouth on Wednesday evening, and Bruce is backing his players to continue to ignore the speculation and concentrate only on the task ahead of them.

He said: "The vast majority have been here a good few years, and how many times have we been talking about takeovers? I've only been here 11 months.

"I think they've become sort of used to it and it's become the norm. A lot of them have been here a few years now and the club means something to them.

"I've got no problems with that – they'll get on with it and wait for news like all of us. Let's hope there's an answer quickly."

ID:404562: cacheID:404562:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:3474:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce on June 24, 2020
Read Next:
Steve Bruce expects Bournemouth to be "fighting for their lives"

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
Scottish Championship
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Finnish Veikkausliiga
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
J1 League
International Friendlies
Women's Super League
2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9540168819
3Coventry CityCoventry9612126619
5Stoke CityStoke95221310317
6Blackburn RoversBlackburn9441169716
7Huddersfield TownHuddersfield94141312113
8Bristol City93421110113
10Queens Park RangersQPR93331714312
11Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd93331312112
12Birmingham CityBirmingham93331010012
13Cardiff CityCardiff93241214-211
15Preston North EndPreston9243911-210
16Luton TownLuton92431316-310
17Swansea CitySwansea9243811-310
21Peterborough UnitedPeterborough92161020-107
22Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest9126813-55
23Hull City9126514-95
24Derby CountyDerby924368-2-2

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!