Date: 11th July 2019 at 7:00am
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Newcastle fans have been reacting on social media to the news of who is most likely to be installed as the replacement to Rafa Benitez.

The club will make a formal approach for former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce, according to The Sun.

They claim he is now their number one target and are willing to pay the compensation to get Bruce out of Sheffield Wednesday, thought to be no more than £1million.

Bruce has appeared to be improving as a manager, as Sunderland boss he was achieving 1.16 points per game, but at Sheffield Wednesday he has upped that figure to 1.61, according to Transfermarkt.

Despite the marked improvement many of the Newcastle fans are not convinced he is the right person for the job.

The Sun also suggest Newcastle may want their man in place before the squad fly out to China on Sunday. And that Bruce would love to take over at his boyhood club.

Many angry Newcastle supporters took to Twitter to share their views on the probable selection. One stated ‘It’s a disaster of an appointment’ whilst another added ‘no words can be written that would not get me banned from Twitter.’

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