Steve Bruce on Newcastle exclusive: “The ridicule crossed a line – it hurt me”

Formerly Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce
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Former Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has told FourFourTwo that mockery of him "crossed a line". 

The Magpies hired Bruce to take over from the much-adored Rafa Benitez in 2019, with the fans taking the appointment particularly badly. Opinion of the former Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Hull City and Sunderland manager didn't pick up too much either – and Bruce was fired in 2021 shortly after the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia bought the club.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.