Sky Sports News’ Keith Downie is reporting that the support for Bruce is down to his ‘loyalty and passion’ to the club.
Steve Bruce Set to Remain in Charge of Newcastle United
Dreadful Run of Form
The Magpies are currently 17th in the Premier League, just two points ahead of Fulham, who occupy the last place in the relegation zone.
However, their form and the belief in the squad could not be more contrasting. Newcastle currently have just two wins in their last 18 games under Steve Bruce, with fans now believing that the 60-year-0ld should be sacked.
The manner of defeats has been Bruce’s main criticism. Their 3-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion, in what Bruce described as ‘a big game for both teams’, was labelled as one of the worst performances of the season. A defeat to Brentford in the Carabao Cup and a draw with West Bromwich Albion have also been a bone of contention among supporters.
As a result, it has led to protests from fans. However, the 60-year-old will continue to remain in charge of Newcastle after the international break, although he has been told that results must improve.
Bruce, though, is well aware of that. Speaking after the defeat to Brighton, he said: “I accept that wasn’t good enough tonight.
“It rests at my door. I accept that and will see what develops, but I won’t give up.
“I’ve been around the block a long time. That experience, [I’ve been] trying to draw on it over the last few weeks in particular.
“So as I’ve said, I’m not the type to just walk away from a bad defeat, but you’re going to have to ask others.”
The Magpies face Tottenham on April 4 after the international break.
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