Steve Bruce to take charge of 1,000th match as Unai Emery’s odds are slashed
It’s been confirmed that Newcastle boss Steve Bruce will oversee his 1,000th match in management on Sunday when Newcastle host Tottenham.
Since Newcastle's £305m takeover it seemed inevitable that the new owners would eject Bruce from his hot-seat at some point this week, however the 60-year-old will definitely be in the St James’ Park dugout this weekend for his landmark match.
"Steve has been very professional in our dealings with him and he and his coaching team will take the team on Sunday,” revealed new part-owner Amanda Staveley.
“If we make any changes going forward, Steve will be the first to know but, in the meantime, we wish him the best of luck in his 1,000th match as a manager and will be joining you in getting right behind the team."
Bruce’s 19th-placed side are priced at 13/5 to mark his personal milestone with their first win of the season - and of the Saudi-Arabian-led era - in what could prove to be his final match in charge.
We’ll now have to wait and see what happens in the aftermath.
Unai Emery’s next Newcastle manager odds have been slashed across the board today (Friday), the former Arsenal manager was out at 50/1 but is now priced at just 5/1 with Bet Victor behind frontrunner Frank Lampard.
This is, of course, something we’ve become well accustomed to over the last week or so with a host of managers having their odds significantly cut at various points, including Brendan Rodgers, Steven Gerrard, and Ralf Rangnick. We now know that Rodgers won't be leaving Leicester.
Emery, who succeeded Arsene Wenger in 2018, spent 18 months at the Emirates before taking charge of Villarreal in 2020, whom he’d go on to lead to Europa League glory last season at the expense of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man Utd.
At the time of writing his side are 11th in La Liga with 11 points from seven games, although they are the only top-flight Spanish club yet to be beaten this term.
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