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Bruce leaves role as Newcastle boss after Saudi-led takeover of club

Bruce appeared briefly in the Premier League after they announced that Newcastle is sold to a confederation led by Saudi Arabia’s PIF (Public Investment Fund).

Steve Bruce has resigned from the position of Newcastle United manager by mutual consent, the Premier League team announced it in a statement.

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Bruce said he understands if he is replaced because of the change in ownership but he was permitted to take charge of the 1,000th match when Newcastle compered Tottenham Hotspur in the league, losing 3-2 last Sunday.

Newcastle’s new director Amanda Staveley said that change doesn’t happen in one night.

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Bruce thanked everyone in Newcastle United for giving him this amazing opportunity to manage this great football club in a statement.

He further thanked his coaching team, players and support staff for their constant support and hard work in good and bad times. He gave best wishes to everyone and hoped that the club will reach new heights with its new owners.

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Newcastle United said that Bruce’s assistant Graeme Jones will lead the team for the time being starting this Saturday in Crystal Palace. He will company of the coaching team of Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence, Ben Dawson and Simon Smith.

After Newcastle’s defeat by spurs presence of Amanda Staveley and other board members spoiled the celebrations at St James’ Park with fans calling out Bruce to be fired as Newcastle lost the 5th time in the campaign.

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