It is not a particularly good time to be in Steve Bruce’s boots right now. The Newcastle United boss has faced intense criticism in recent weeks over his management of the Tyneside outfit, and Newcastle’s poor form of late has only added to the stick that Bruce has been receiving for getting his side involved in a full-blown canter to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
The frustration continued for Bruce when Newcastle played out a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last outing in the Premier League, as he rued over the fact that an injury-riddled Newcastle missed a host of big chances to win the game for them.
The Magpies faithful were to settle for a point but saw an annoying habit of their manager come to light amidst their bad run of form – when Bruce addressed journalists after their last Premier League outing.
A disappointed Bruce was incandescent on the touchline after the game – as his frustration seemed to get the best of him when he interrupted the interviewer multiple times in his post-match comments.
Bruce barely ever let the interviewer finish her questions and seemed to be in a hurry to answer all queries aimed at him – in a way that came off as rude, arrogant and unprofessional to say the very least.
Bruce’s frustration was compounded by his team missing chances as well as Martin Dubravka failing to keep out Ruben Neves for the equalizer – but the behaviour displayed by Bruce was in no means ideal for a manager in the Premier League, with thousands of cameras on him before and after every game that his team plays.
Interruptions have been a recurring theme for his press conferences this season, as Bruce will have to learn to keep his emotions in check, or the Newcastle faithful will turn on him even more than they already have – with the team languishing in 17th place, only three points above Fulham.
Check out the reactions below –
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 27, 2021
"We've had enough big chances… unfortunately we didn't take them." "The goalkeeper will think I could probably have done better."
Steve Bruce on Newcastle's draw with Wolves this evening. pic.twitter.com/BDnTQTJpV3
Steve Bruce interrupting a reporter constantly means he is massively out of his depth and shouldn’t be here. He knows this. We know this. Mike Ashley WILL NOT act on this and watch us struggle into the championship. Expected #nufc— Mup Murphy (@MupMurphy1) February 27, 2021
“Bruce is a nice guy— TheNewcastlePost (@NewcastlePost) February 28, 2021
Yet, in just the last 15 hours, has:
• Told his assistant to ‘Fuck Off’ live on tele.
• Thrown 3 of his own players under the bus, blaming them for mistakes.
• Rudely and arrogantly, constantly interrupted an interviewer.
Self centred man