Newcastle fans finally granted their wish with Steve Bruce being given the boot.
His sacking comes after disappointing results, and more importantly, an ambitious Saudi takeover that plans to completely transform the club.
Fans will rejoice after expressing their unhappiness at the stands at St James’s Park for the past year.
But, whatever they say about the ex-Man Utd star, you can’t help but love some of the things he does, even if you don’t agree with some of his decisions to run a football club.
From Hosting the Worst House Party sometimes From writing Agatha Christie-style mystery novels revolving around the beautiful game, here are seven reasons why she deserves to be loved.
In 1993, Manchester United ended a 26-year run without a title by lifting the Premier League without playing any games.
Once Oldham defeated title rival Aston Villa, Bruce rallied the troops around him for a tam house party.
His wags were there, as were Eric Cantona and Mark Hughes – sporting a backwards baseball cap.
The beer was flowing too, but they weren’t in the Super Club like many football players would be today.
Most of them were parked in Bruce’s living room or kitchen. Amazingly, someone decided to film all this on a camcorder.
move on from agatha christie
Between 1999-2000, Bruce made the choice of himself as a writer – three books, Striker! Scavenger! And the defender!
The novels, which Bruce himself called “a laughing stock”, are semi-autobiographical – the main character is called Steve Barnes.
And the plot and the literature themselves are laughable too.
However, somehow they have become cult classics that have fetched up to £200 on eBay and Amazon, if you can find the rarities.
Some of us learned new skills during the lockdown.
Steve Bruce was not untouched by developing himself even further. He shifted to a house in Cheshire, where he engaged himself in a little farming.
he told brilliantly daily star: “I’m busy on the tractor turning the ground.
“And I’ll be busy over the next few weeks, doing housework as well.
“I would love to be at the Newcastle training ground with my staff and players.
“But it gives me an opportunity to do something completely different.”
It’s fair to say that Bruce is not a fan of social media.
The constant online abuse that Magpies fans received during his tenure can be forgiven.
But, it helped him find his lost dog, as he once revealed in a press conference.
“I was talking about the abuse my son was getting to a referee and he said ‘Dad, that’s nothing compared to what you get.’ I looked up and was like ‘Wow,’ Bruce said.
“But social media on the other hand got me my dog back when he ran away from a firework display.”
Shore Chair Seater
In fairness we all do this, so we’re not cursing Bruce.
And, if anything, it makes him totally relatable.
But, like your uncle, every time he sits down for a press conference or gets up from the chair, he definitely makes noise with it.
Trying to get up is sometimes just too much for Bruce, who spits out “ohoo” whenever he does. just watch the video.
Faster than Saint-Maximin
If FIFA 22 would have you believe, Steve Bruce is a flash of lightning.
A clip from the popular video game showing Newcastle winning a penalty shootout and the coach running on the pitch went viral last month.
The Hilarious, Pixelated Version of Bruce Outprints All He takes it from his technical field to celebrate with his players on the pitch.
One fan tweeted: “I knew FIFA’s pace was a lie when Steve Bruce overtook the entire Newcastle team.”
almost turned plumber
Bruce played for Newcastle school children, but was rejected by the club at the age of 16.
There were also players from Sunderland, Bolton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday and Southport, who deemed him too young to play centre-back.
Thinking that his footballing dream might come true, he signed on to become an apprentice plumber at Swan Hunter Shipyard.
As luck would have it, a week before it started, Gillingham gave her a phone call and offered her an apprenticeship. the rest is history.