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Steve Bruce leaves position as Newcastle head coach following Saudi takeover

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Steve Bruce leaves position as Newcastle head coach following Saudi takeover

Newcastle United have confirmed that Steve Bruce has left the club by “mutual consent”, drawing an end to the protracted saga over the head coach’s future.

A change of manager had been considered inevitable ever since the £305m Saudi-backed takeover of the club was completed, with Bruce mocked by home supporters during Newcastle’s 3-2 defeat by Tottenham last weekend.

The 60-year-old had kept Newcastle in the Premier League for two seasons and will be due around £8m in compensation and leaves Newcastle 19th in the table without a win this season.

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