Steve Bruce: Newcastle United hold talks with Sheffield Wednesday manager

Newcastle set to head to China without a boss as Bruce wait goes on

Newcastle set to head to China without a boss as Bruce wait goes on

Newcastle fans have been reacting on social media to the news the club are yet to agree compensation with Sheffield Wednesday for Steve Bruce.

Sources on Tyneside had indicated the Magpies were confident of getting their man, who signed a one-year rolling contract when he joined Wednesday in February, for around £1million, but the South Yorkshire club is understood to be holding out for significantly more.

The 58-year-old will, however, be able to boost his £20,000 per week wages by ensuring the Magpies avoid relegation back to the Championship, says the Mirror.

Ending up in the middle of the table would see Bruce collecting a Benitez-style bonanza payment.

After the match Bruce told the Sheffield Star: "It's in the hands of the club..."

"There is nothing really to talk about until the two clubs reach some sort of a compromise".

"I've had a conversation [with Newcastle]". My agent contacted me, I had a think about it and a quick look at the situation and thanked them very much.

Bruce has won promotion to the Premier League on four occasions during a managerial career which has taken him from Sheffield United to Huddersfield, Crystal Palace, Birmingham, Wigan, Sunderland, Hull and Aston Villa. As I've said, it is in the hands of both clubs and we will see what develops over the next 24, 48 hours.

"The clubs have got to agree before any discussions and all the rest of it. Let's see what happens, I can not really comment any more than that".

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