Well, he certainly has come a long way hasn’t he?
When Steve Bruce was first appointed the new head coach on Tyneside, there was plenty of uproar from the faithful over the news, due in large part to the great relationship that we had with his predecessor Rafael Benitez.
However, it seems as though opinion on the 59-year-old has drastically changed as the Mags find ourselves getting higher and higher up the table, further and further away from the relegation battle.
Speaking after the game with West Ham United, Bruce talked about the mentality of his side to draw against the Hammers, something that has been of great use for the club this season:
“The one thing you can’t question is the spirit amongst them and that resilience.”
How would you rate Bruce's tenure to date?
And fans were quick to jump on and praise the boss for his comments, with one fan going as far as saying that fans might need to re-think their opinions of him after this campaign.
ahhaha he's such a nice bloke
— 𝔀𝓲𝓵𝓵🇸🇦 (@wilInufc) July 5, 2020
Doing a great job. Don't see a future with him in the long run. But done the job and if not better this year.
— Ryan (@BuildTheWallton) July 5, 2020
Fans, including myself, are going to have to re-think their opinions on Bruce, if he finishes with a HIGHER points total than Rafa did our in two previous seasons.
We need TWO more points to better our 17/18 total.
We need THREE more points to better our 18/19 total.#NUFC
— Mouth of the Tyne 🗣️📢 (@ToonMouthTyne) July 5, 2020
My stance on what he's brought/brings tactically to the club are yet unmoved, but then again despite what Rafa did for us I wasn't above pointing out he wasn't perfect either. My opinions on Bruce as a man & certainly as a motivator & organiser though have changed massively,..
— ●○Black&WhiteBollocks○● (@ToonArmyOfOne) July 5, 2020
he's done ok and loads better than I thought he would but if and when the take over goes through he aint the man attract the calibre of player we will be after
— kevo175 😉 (@kevo175) July 5, 2020
What about you? What have you made of Bruce this season? Are you amazed with how good a job he is doing?