Steve Bruce talks about replacing Rafa and Newcastle’s return to training

In an interview with NBC Sports, Steve Bruce explained the plan for Newcastle United to return to action.

Steve Bruce caught up with NBC Sports’ Rebecca Lowe to discuss the potential return of Newcastle United soccer and his journey with the club so far.

The Newcastle United boss explained that the current plan is for there to be testing completed on Sunday with a return to the facility on Tuesday.

With the return to the training pitch, Bruce explained that players will be working out in smaller groups and across multiple fields.

He talked about the feedback from his current left-back, Danny Rose, and praised the Spurs loanee for his generosity during these tough times and explained that every player’s personal beliefs will be taken into consideration.

Bruce also discussed the task of replacing a talented Rafa Benitez on Tyneside. He recalled that Graeme Souness told him that Newcastle United was the most difficult job of his managerial career. An avid supporter of the Magpies, Bruce said it’s been tough to separate being a fan and the manager.

Tactically, he said that he didn’t feel the club was ready to make changes to the system Rafa Benitez left him. The match he tried to make changes was the embarrassing blowout vs. Leicester City. He shelved the idea until right before the season was put on hold when the club strung together some quality results.

He confirmed that Miguel Almiron is best served as a number ten and he also talked about the positive attitude that DeAndre Yedlin brings to the club.