The Sheffield Wednesday fanbase was certainly split when news surfaced of Newcastle United’s apparent interest in taking manager Steve Bruce to his boyhood club as Rafa Benitez’s replacement.
Bruce really doesn’t have a great record in the Premier League, even though his Championship promotion record speaks for itself and everyone saw for themselves just how much of an impact he had on our first team squad as he arrived at the end of January and gave us an unexpected outside shot at the Play-Offs.
With plenty of hope and optimism so far this summer despite ongoing soft embargo problems with our accounts being filed late, there were some fans who understood that his boyhood club would be a massive pull for him, but for others, given all the talk about loyalty – his time at Aston Villa and his delayed start to the job, well, this close to the start of the campaign it was simply a kick in the teeth.
It was being reported on Monday that Dejphon Chansiri was holding Newcastle to ransom for a whopping £4million in compensation to allow the move to go through, and whatever way you look at it, that is fantastic business from our point of view.
It appears it might have done as whilst not confirmed as I type, Sky Sports aren’t alone in reporting he has now resigned ahead of formal talks.
It’s believed that Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence have also resigned as well, so the compensation would apply for all three.
Anyone want to whisper Chris Hughton?