Newcastle United have confirmed that Steve Bruce has left his position as the manager of the Magpies by mutual consent. The decision to let him go was taken following the recent Saudi Arabia consortium take over of the club.
Newcastle United confirmed the news on its website on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021. He took over the club in January 2019. The Magpies best position under was 13th and a 12th-place finish in the Premier League, reaching the quarter-final stage in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup during his tenure.
Steve Bruce also spoke to the club's website after the decision. He appreciated the time and every opportunity that was given to him during the two and half years he spent at the club.
I am grateful to everyone connected to Newcastle United for the opportunity to manage this unique football club. I would like to thank my coaching team, the players, and the support staff in particular, for all their hard work. There have been highs and lows, but they have given everything even in difficult moments and should be proud of their efforts.
This is a club with incredible support, and I hope the new owners can take it forward to where we all want it to be. I wish everyone the best of luck for the rest of the season and beyond.
Graeme Jones will lead the team on an interim basis, starting with Saturday's trip to Crystal Palace. The coaching team of Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence, Ben Lawson, and Simon Smith will support him.