Newcastle confirm Steve Bruce exit 'by mutual consent' as owners decide on top target


Steve Bruce has left Newcastle by mutual consent, the club have confirmed. The Magpies’ assistant boss Graeme Jones will now take charge of Saturday’s Premier League clash at Crystal Palace.

Bruce said: “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.

“This is a club with incredible support, and I hope the new owners can take it forward to where we all want it to be. I wish everyone the very best of luck for the rest of this season and beyond.”

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