Newcastle manager Bruce ‘backed by Ashley’ in spite of anger from fans
#BruceOut was trending on Tyneside after Chelsea dominated at St. James’ Park
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has actually gotten the complete support of owner Mike Ashley in spite of the fans’ growing distress at performances and results.
The Magpies are 15th in the Premier League having taken 11 points from their very first nine video games, however Saturday’s listless 2-0 house defeat to Chelsea was yet another example of Bruce’s guys failing to develop chances, as they managed simply one shot on target and had just 29% belongings versus Frank Lampard’s males, who would have won even more handsomely were it not for the fantastic Karl Darlow and some stubborn ending up from Timo Werner.
They were controlled in comparable fashion by surprise high-flyers Southampton the weekend prior to and despite Bruce last season matching the club’s 13th-placed surface in 2018-19 under Rafael Benitez, discontent is developing on Tyneside over the group’s protective style of play.
Steve Bruce is under pressure after Newcastle United’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at St. James’ Park
Most importantly though, he maintains the support of Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley after the transfer budget plan was slashed, according to Telegraph Sport, in spite of #BruceOut trending on Tyneside in the wake of the Chelsea defeat.
Only Crystal Palace and Burnley have actually taken fewer shots this season, with Callum Wilson, not available versus the Blues due to injury, the group’s only constant goalscoring outlet.
Certainly, Wilson’s former Bournemouth colleague Ryan Fraser was the only other assaulting player brought in over the summertime The Scotsman is presently out with a thigh injury.
Callum Wilson is the team’s only genuine objective threat after joining from Bournemouth this summer season.
Bruce, while saying in the summer that he was aiming to make the team easier on the eye, has in current weeks talked up the defensively stout however unambitious style that has actually left the fanbase so cold for many of his tenure.
Newcastle have a winnable list of fixtures showing up, with home matches versus West Bromwich Albion and Fulham in December in addition to trips to Leeds United and Brentford next month in the Premier League and Carabao Cup respectively.
There have actually been unusually been no Premier League employers given the boot up until now this season, and Bruce is not likely to be the first.