Former Sunderland boss David Moyes thinks Newcastle United is a 'difficult club' to manage for Steve Bruce

Former Sunderland boss David Moyes is convinced Newcastle United fans will give Steve Bruce a chance at St James’s Park.

Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 07:00 am
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: David Moyes looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Turf Moor on December 8, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Bruce was seen by fans as an underwhelming appointment, following on from world-renowned coach Rafa Benitez.

But Moyes, close to landing the job when Rafa Benitez took the reins back in 2016, thinks Bruce will get some leeway from Newcastle fans, in a job he sees as ‘difficult’.

Newcastle’s a brilliant club – but it’s always been a difficult club,” said out-of-work Scot Moyes to TalkSPORT.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Arsenal player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores the winning goal past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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“I even heard Graeme Souness talk about it, saying it was the hardest club he’s ever had to manage and he’s been to a few when you think of Galatasaray.

“I think Steve did what he thought was right for himself. He wanted to go back to the Premier League. He wanted to manage a really big club in Newcastle United.

“I think the Newcastle supporters will give Steve a chance.”