Newcastle fans have been reacting on social media after Steve Bruce resigned from his role at Sheffield Wednesday.
The Times journalist Paul Joyce tweeted: “Steve Bruce is understood to have resigned as Sheffield Wednesday manager this morning, along with assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.
“All three put resignations in writing. Newcastle have made an offer of compensation to Sheffield Wed – but it is still to be accepted.”
The former Sunderland boss now looks set to take over at St James’ Park, according to a separate report in The Sun.
They claim Bruce had hoped the two clubs could come to an agreement over compensation, so he could go on to manage the club he supported as a child.
The 58-year-old only took over at Hillsborough in February after being sacked by Aston Villa earlier in the season.
Last week, The Times revealed Sheffield Wednesday were demanding £5million in compensation for their manager and believed a deal would be struck.
Judging by their reactions on social media, many Newcastle fans are not happy with the club’s decision to hire Bruce and some took to Twitter to voice their opinions…
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 15, 2019
We’re a disgrace of a club. Sorry @swfc
— Tom (@5exton) July 15, 2019
Sorry, but he’s an idiot. He must see there is no chance of success at NUFC. I don’t mean trophies either. Success at this point is PL survival with minimal fan protests. You can say ‘he’s not the cause’ but if he’s putting himself in the firing line… serves him right.
— Joe McLaughlan (@Joe__McL) July 15, 2019
Wow shame on him to help Ashley not pay compo!! Just the manager NUFC need not ever!! Jog on now!
— Carl (@Venustas007Carl) July 15, 2019
Says a lot for the man after they gave him compassionate leave of a month before starting. Absolute judas and we don’t even want him
— Steven Grindlay (@GrindlaySteven) July 15, 2019
Oh wow ????
— Paul Davison (@dubtoon) July 15, 2019
Please dont say it’s TRUE!!!!!!!
— Mark Redpath (@mcredpath1) July 15, 2019
This is kind of manager we want…shame on u Bruce and shame on you Fatshley…just you wait for karma, the exact thing will happen to you.
— ⚡Thunderky (@AubreyLiew91) July 15, 2019