Guardiola and Klopp Defend Steve Bruce after His Newcastle Exit

Guardiola and Klopp Defend Steve Bruce after His Newcastle Exit

Pep Guardiola has spoken up in support of Steve Bruce. So has Jurgen Klopp, as the former Newcastle United manager disclosed the abuse he received during his time in charge. So, after the football news of a Saudi takeover of the club, and rumours of football transfers eventually meaning the loyal coach had to resign, Guardiola and Klopp defend Steve Bruce after his Newcastle exit.

Newcastle United has yet to win in the league this season, with only three points out of a possible 24.

And after a rocky start to the Premier League season, Bruce departed Newcastle by mutual consent on Wednesday. This decision appeared to be on the cards following the conclusion of the club’s Saudi Arabian-backed ownership.

Due to the hatred he suffered throughout his two-year stint, the 60-year-old stated it might be his final managerial position.

Guardiola and Klopp Defend Steve Bruce after His Newcastle Exit

Pep Guardiola

Following Steve Bruce’s resignation from Newcastle United earlier this week, Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola defended the ‘amazing guy’.

According to the Independent, addressing the media ahead of City’s trip to Brighton and Hove Albion, Guardiola defended the coach.

Pep said: “I read the post on Twitter and Instagram from Saint-Maximin.

“This is, for me, what Steve Bruce is – [he is] an exceptional gentleman. He always took care of me so nicely when I came here from Catalonia. I wish him all the best.

“I’ll tell him ‘don’t pay much attention to the comments because it is bull****.’

“Steve Bruce and all other managers want to do the best; sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. He does not have to worry. I’m pretty sure all the people in Newcastle – the board and especially the players – know exactly what Steve is.”

Jurgen Klopp

Pe Guardiola’s sentiment was echoed by rival club Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp told a news conference: “Is it social media? Don’t read it, don’t watch it, especially not in average or bad periods. That’s the best advice you can give to every manager in the world.

“I’m really sorry for Steve Bruce if that happened. I think the most important skill in modern football for a manager is to not let criticism get too close to you or just ignore it. That’s what I do.

“Asked if such harsh criticism could possibly lead potential managers to stay away from coaching, Benitez said: “Not for me at Newcastle or here at Everton. You have to accept that in football if you win, everything is fine, if you lose, you can lose your job.

“This is the situation for many years, in a lot of countries.

“My relationship with the Newcastle fans is fantastic, my relationship with the people in the city was very good so I have good memories. At the same time, I do not want to see any manager lose his job, that is the only thing I can say.”


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