Steve Bruce on the brink of the sack at Newcastle after details emerge of furious training ground bust up

It always felt like the Newcastle fans were desperate for an excuse for Steve Bruce to get the sack, and that moment has finally come.

He’s already struggling after a dreadful run of form has seen them slip towards the relegation zone, but a report from The Daily Mail has indicated that he’s now on the verge of losing his job after a good old fashioned case of losing the dressing room.

The flashpoint came in training when it’s alleged that he had a bust-up with Matt Ritchie, where they both barged into each other and the player has supposedly called him a coward.

It’s said that the issues started after Bruce blamed Ritchie for his part in Wolves scoring in their recent clash, and the fall out went from there as the Scottish international then refused to go and see Bruce in his office and it sounds like he’s now refusing to speak to him.

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While it does sound like a petty scene that wouldn’t be out of place at high school, it also sounds like more abusive words were exchanged and a lot of the players are on Ritchie’s side against the manager.

There’s also talk of a WhatsApp group where the players openly mock Bruce, while a group of senior players are also furious with the manager for his refusal to take responsibility for anything.

The report does say that Ritchie has since apologised to the team and coaching staff for his actions, but if all of this is true then they need to change the manager for the sake of their season.

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  1. Michael crawford says:

    How can this cabbage claim to be a premier league manager of a once great club
    He needs to be sacked as he has not got a clue how to set up a team and set tactics and ensure they are communicated to the players and blames everyone but himself it is a wonder he has not blamed lee Harvey Oswald for everything
    Between him and the f.c.b owner be prepared for the fizzy pop league next year and as much chance of being taken over as the pope arriving for tea at my house

  2. David says:

    Cabbage head should never of been employed by SDFC,20 years of experience won nothing and has the second worst premiership record.

  3. Mel says:

    Bruce. grab the £4million n move somewhere else. Problems at this club are bigger than a mountain. Get the cash n find a job somewhere… why stressing bro?

  4. Kenneth Parker says:

    Bruce should never had been appointed couch in the first place but the owner went for cheap and got it Bruce like McLean and Pardew talk a good game but hopeless at managing just the tv football ex players on sky, bcc, and bt. remember. Neville did not last very long as a manager. If we keep Bruce i am afraid we will relegated so come on Ashley get rid of him or lose a lot more money over next few years as this will struggle in the championship. never mind maybe derby’s next season with the macums

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