Another lucky break for Steve Bruce in terms of Newcastle job security

Steve Bruce the head coach / manager of Newcastle United.(Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images)
Steve Bruce the head coach / manager of Newcastle United.(Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images) /

Steve Bruce will not be leaving Newcastle United any time soon, and here is why.

According to Steve Bruce, his ultimate aim as head coach of Newcastle United since day one was to move the club forward. According to most fans, the team has been regressing and some performances have been difficult to watch.

#BruceOut does not gain traction every weekend out of thin air. There is a reason for it. The Magpies did apply pressure and showed more urgency against Liverpool (0-0) and Leicester City (1-2) last week, which was refreshing to see, but now Bruce needs to ensure his team can maintain that level of energy.

Next Tuesday’s game against Sheffield United is a must-win game to move closer to the top ten and further away from the bottom three. The Magpies are responsible for writing their own destiny, but Bruce’s job will get a bit easier due to the difficult upcoming schedules for teams in the bottom five.

Reports claimed that Bruce’s job will only be in jeopardy if Newcastle United become true relegation contenders. Based on the schedules listed below, Bruce should have nothing to worry about.

Bottom Five Fixtures

16. Burnley (16 points)

  • Manchester United (H), West Ham (A), Liverpool (A), Aston Villa (H), Chelsea (A), Manchester City (H)

17. Brighton (14 points)

  • Manchester City (A), Leeds United (A), Fulham (H), Tottenham (H), Liverpool (A), Burnley (A)

18. Fulham (11 points)

  • Chelsea (H), Manchester United (H), Brighton (A), West Brom (A), Leicester City (H), West Ham (H)

19. West Brom (8 points)

  • Wolves (A), West Ham (A), Manchester City (H), Fulham (H), Sheffield United (A), Tottenham (A)

20. Sheffield United (2 points)

  • Newcastle United (H), Tottenham (H), Manchester United (A), Manchester City (A), West Brom (H), Chelsea (H)

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An upset might occur here and there, but let’s face it, most of the results will fall in line with the expected outcomes. As inconsistent as Newcastle United have been they will not fall into the bottom three as teams below them will continue to struggle.