Bruce says he's not 'bullet-proof' at Newcastle

Steve Bruce admits he’s not ‘bullet-proof’ at Newcastle after five straight Premier League defeats and reveals he’s been given no assurances over his future amid rising fan fury

  • Steve Bruce has accepted he is not ‘bullet-proof’ from the sack at Newcastle
  • The Magpies have lost five straight Premier League games ahead of Everton tie
  • Bruce also confirmed Newcastle’s interest in Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury 

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has insisted he is not ‘bullet-proof’ as he attempts to prevent their season spiralling out of control.

The Magpies head for Everton on Saturday having won none of their last nine Premier League games and lost the last five, but with owner Mike Ashley ready to give the 60-year-old more time.

Asked if he was bullet-proof, Bruce replied: ‘I wouldn’t expect to be bullet-proof, no.’  

Steve Bruce said he was very aware he is not ‘bullet-proof’ from the sack at Newcastle United

Newcastle fans are increasingly calling on owner Mike Ashley to sack Bruce before it’s too late

Asked further if he had been given assurances over his future, he replied: ‘No, I don’t need any assurances.

‘Look, we’re in the Premier League, we understand that we’re judged on results and our results haven’t been good enough at the minute.’ 

On top of the losses, Bruce’s stagnant side have scored just three goals in their last seven Premier League matches. 

The Magpies are on a five-game losing streak in the Premier League ahead of playing Everton

The Magpies have won just two points from a possible 27 in the league, dragging them firmly into the relegation scrap.   

Meanwhile, Bruce also confirmed his interest in Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury – he has been linked with a loan move for the 23-year-old – as he attempts to bolster his squad during what remains of the January transfer window.

He said: ‘It’s somebody we’ve liked. It’s been reported, but I’m never going to speak about anybody else’s player, I think that would be wrong. But it’s somebody we do like, yes.’

Bruce also confirmed he is interested in signing Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury

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