Steve Bruce retains the support of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley despite fans calling for his sacking following the loss to Sheffield United.
Pressure on Bruce increased on Tuesday night after the Blades recorded their first league win of the season against a lackluster Newcastle, who have now failed to win in their last eight appearances.
Despite the unrest among the club’s fan base, it is understood that Ashley has a healthy working relationship with Bruce, who he believes remains the right man to turn the results around and form and, more importantly, keep Newcastle. out of the relegation zone.
Newcastle are currently eight points ahead of the fall after a strong start to the season, but 18th-placed Fulham has two games in hand.
Speaking after Tuesday’s loss, Bruce said he would not be leaving the club and the topic of his future was for other people to answer, but insisted he took full responsibility for the defeat.
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