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Steve Bruce set to retire after Newcastle exit following torrid abuse – 'Taken its toll'


“I can’t take her for granted, she has spent her whole life following me around from football club to football club and if I was to say to her tomorrow, I’ve been offered a job in China, or anywhere, she would say, ‘Steve, is this right for you, do you want to do it?’ And she’d back me again.

“I’m 60 years old and I don’t know if I want to put her through it again. We’ve got a good life so, yeah, this will probably be me done as a manager – until I get a phone call from a chairman somewhere asking if I can give them a hand. Never say never, I’ve learnt that.”

Bruce was appointed as Newcastle boss in July 2019 as successor to the popular Rafa Benitez.

Many supporters were against the appointment but he has managed to keep the club in the Premier League in his two full seasons in charge.





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