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“Somebody throw him a P45” – Lots of Newcastle fans savage Bruce over “tiresome” comments

Did he really expect anything else? When Steve Bruce took the poisoned chalice of trying to replace Rafa Benitez at Newcastle, it was hardly going to be a walk in the park.

The latter was a popular figure amongst the Geordie masses, and his departure simply added to the resentment surrounding the club. Appointing Bruce – a manager who has been around the block but hardly a star-studded name – was never going to lift spirits.

And judging by the performances on the pitch, his arrival hasn’t exactly reignited the Newcastle players either. After suffering a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Leicester last week, the Tyneside club face Manchester United on Sunday in the Premier League.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Bruce talked about the criticism he has received and insisted he is trying to turn things around.

He said: “Mud has been thrown my way since I walked through the door, that’s not going to change. The only thing that can change it for me is results. I’m a resilient so and so. You wouldn’t be human if it didn’t affect you in some sort of way but you try and get on with your job as best you can.”

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After hearing the manager’s comments, Newcastle fans flooded to Twitter to voice their thoughts on what the 58-year-old had to say.

Many Magpies supporters felt Bruce tried to play the sympathy card, and insisted he should have known what he was walking into when he took the job.

Check out some of the reaction of Newcastle fans below:

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