Newcastle United sack under-fire manager Steve Bruce

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Steve Bruce has agreed to leave the Magpies by mutual consent.

Newcastle United have fired manager Steve Bruce two weeks after the 305m pounds takeover by PIF.

It has been speculated for weeks that the Magpies’ new owners would sack Bruce due to the club’s disastrous form this season – currently 19th in the Premier League table with no wins.

Following the defeat against Tottenham in the Premier League, it became manifest that the 60-year-old wouldn’t last long at St James’ Park.

Bruce, who led the Magpies to 12th and 13th place finish in the last two seasons, also said that Newcastle job could be his last as he considers retirement.

Bruce said (h/t BBC Football): “I am grateful to everyone connected with Newcastle United for the opportunity to manage this unique football club

“I would like to thank my coaching team, the players and the support staff in particular for all their hard work.

“There have been highs and lows, but they have given everything even in difficult moments and should be proud of their efforts.

“I think this might be my last job.

“It’s not just about me; it’s taken its toll on my whole family because they are all Geordies and I can’t ignore that.”

Newcastle confirmed Bruce’s departure through a club statement and insisted that they would soon find a new manager.

Graeme Jones, who joined Bruce’s backroom staff earlier this year, will lead the Magpies on an interim basis.

The Tyneside club have been linked with a host of managers, however recent reports suggest that Steven Gerrard and Paulo Fonseca are the favourites for the job.

Gerrard has been in charge of Scottish club Rangers FC since 2018, while Fonseca is without a job after leaving AS Roma in the summer.