Steve Bruce close to taking Newcastle job after asking to hold talks

• Compensation must be settled with Sheffield Wednesday • Sam Allardyce says he turned down interest from Newcastle Steve Bruce is poised to be appointed as Newcastle United’s manager after asking permission from Sheffield Wednesday to talk to the club. With meetings scheduled to take place in the next 24 hours it is thought Bruce could be confirmed as Rafa Benítez’s successor as early as the weekend, with compensation for Wednesday the only likely sticking point. Continue reading...

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