Newcastle have parted company with manager Steve Bruce.

The official announcement on the club website said the decision has been made by mutual consent.

In truth, the writing has been on the wall ever since the new owners took over and the pressure has been on Bruce to leave for even longer than that.

But Bruce is a legendary Manchester United defender, winning the Premier League three times with the club.

Steve Bruce and Bryan Robson with the FA Carling Premiership Trophy 1994
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He told the Telegraph: “I think this might be my last job. It’s not just about me; it’s taken its toll on my whole family because they are all Geordies and I can’t ignore that. 

“They have been worried about me… especially my wife Jan. What an amazing woman she is, incredible, she’s just a fantastic woman, wife and mother and grandmother.

“She dealt with the death of my parents, hers have not been very well. And then she had me to worry about and what I’ve been going through the last couple of years.”

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That means the news caught the attention of some supporters ahead of the Champions League clash with Atalanta.

Bruce’s standing with the Newcastle fans reached breaking point, but United’s fanbase hold him in greater esteem.

That’s certainly not to say he would be a candidate to take over at Old Trafford if the pressure did eventually tell on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


But there are some United fans who felt that Bruce’s treatment at Newcastle was unfair.

And they wanted to show some support for the former Double-winning Red Devils captain…

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