Newcastle United Supporters Trust urge Steve Bruce to resign after winless start to the season – with group revealing a whopping 94.3% of members want under-pressure boss to leave St James’ Park
- Newcastle are 19th in the Premier League after seven matches without a win
- The club’s Supporters Trust have called on manager Steve Bruce to resign
- Sportsmail revealed there’s growing resentment towards Bruce among his squad
- NUST revealed that out of over 5,000 responses, 94.3 per cent want Bruce gone
The Newcastle United Supporters Trust has called on head coach Steve Bruce to resign in the ‘best interests’ of the club.
The group has revealed that 94.3 per cent of its members are in favour of Bruce leaving and has urged the club to take immediate action.
Newcastle are 19th in the Premier League after seven matches without victory and fans are continuing to voice their feelings against Bruce from the terraces. The 60-year-old is protected by a multi-million-pound payoff and has insisted he will not quit.
The Newcastle United Supporters Trust has called on head coach Steve Bruce to resign
The group has revealed that 94.3 per cent of its members are in favour of Bruce leaving
Sportsmail revealed last month that there is a growing resentment towards Bruce among his squad, although the hierarchy will only be minded to act were they to believe the team is in danger of relegation.
However, NUST say nearly 96 per cent of its members are not confident of survival this season.
A statement read: ‘Following a seventh straight Premier League game without a win, eight in all competitions, and with just seven wins in the last 37, there was clear anger growing amongst the away end at Wolverhampton on Saturday, and this anger is reflected across all social media channels, podcasts, and websites.
‘We asked our members if they believed Steve Bruce should resign in the best interests of Newcastle United, and from over 5,000 responses in a 12-hour period? A resounding 94.3 per cent said yes.
‘The board of The Newcastle United Supporters Trust strongly encourages Newcastle United and manager Steve Bruce to listen to the fans.
Sportsmail revealed that there is a growing resentment towards Bruce among his squad
‘The discontent amongst our fanbase is completely justified, and the concerns fans raise are clear for all to see. The environment the club has set up inevitably leads to further anger in the stands and results in a toxic atmosphere for the players tasked with securing our Premier League status.
‘Fan optimism is at a serious low and Newcastle United is in serious danger of being relegated for a third time under the current owner.’
Meanwhile, there was better news for Bruce on the injury front this week with Joe Willock avoiding serious damage after being forced off during the 2-1 defeat at Wolves with a hip complaint. Sources say the £22million midfielder should be fine to face Spurs a week on Sunday.
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