The next Newcastle manager could be Steve Bruce, according to The Independent.
They claim the 58-year-old Sheffield Wednesday boss is one of a series of potential candidates to have been identified as a replacement for Rafa Benitez.
Bruce, who was only installed as Owls boss in February, was linked to the Newcastle job back in 2015. And of course, he is a former manager of the enemy.
Newcastle supporters took to social media and judging by many of their reactions they are not happy with the possibility of him taking the reins at St James’ Park.
He appears to be improving as a manager, according to Transfermarkt he has achieved 1.61 points per game while in his current job, and that was 1.60 in his previous role at Aston Villa.
Before that, he achieved 1.47 points per game while at Hull and 1.16 as Sunderland boss. However, many of the Newcastle fans are not convinced he is the right person for the job.
The supporters were quick to make their comparisons, one stated it would be like going from ‘Andy Cole to Paul Kitson’ up-front.
Going from Rafa to Steve Bruce would be like going from………..? #NUFC
— Marc Duffy (@MarcSDuffy) July 9, 2019
Shearer to Joselu.
— Chris F (@GeordieChris_F) July 9, 2019
Newcastle to Sunderland
— JohnnyNUFC (@tiotetoon) July 9, 2019
Sir John Hall to michael ashley
— sheepshearernufc (@sheepshearernu1) July 10, 2019
Real Madrid to Sunderland
— tomas (@Toonlad2012) July 9, 2019
Robson to Souness
— Andrew Lawes (@LawesDisorder) July 9, 2019
Shearer to Riviere
— D.A.J (@DanSaunders21) July 9, 2019
Carroll to Kuqi?
— Tom Stevens (@tomstevensnufc) July 9, 2019
Freddie Shepherd to Ashley
— TGC (@TGC811) July 9, 2019
Andy Cole to Paul Kitson
— David Docherty (@daveydocherty) July 10, 2019
Perez and Rondon to Gayle and Muto
— Steven Halford (@StevenHalford1) July 9, 2019