Both Newcastle United and Sheffield Wednesday fans have been left upset at the former’s appointment of Steve Bruce as their new manager.
Newcastle supporters have watched in dismay over the summer as beloved coach Rafael Benítez left the club, only to be replaced by the underwhelming Steve Bruce – who, in turn, leaves Hillsborough after just a short time there.
Despite not moving to Sheffield until a little while after he originally got the job, fans have been left angered by Bruce’s decision to entertain an offer from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley less than seven months later.
These were the best tweets and jokes as Steve Bruce becomes head coach of Newcastle:
Thunder storms crack and torrential rain lashes down throughout Tyneside. The weather is wild. Steve Bruce’s appointment seems close…
— Martin Hardy (@mhardysport) July 11, 2019
BREAKING: Steve Bruce has decided to stay with Sheffield Wednesday, due to Mike from Oughtibridge saying it would be disrespectful if he left
— Jordan White (@jordsswfc67) July 10, 2019
Mike Ashley has ended ALL NEGOTIATIONS with Steve Bruce. Thanks to Chris. pic.twitter.com/p2yh4PyfbC
— TommyCraigStringer (@TommyOwl) July 13, 2019
Does Steve Bruce not realise he’ll be at Newcastle on a zero-hours contract with no breaks and constantly asking people if they’d like a bag for life! #swfc
— Jim Capel (@Jimaldinho1867) July 13, 2019
The only circumstances in which Newcastle United should be paying £1m to get Steve Bruce is if it's 1995.
— The Athletic's Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) July 10, 2019
Can exclusively reveal that Steve Bruce will be taking control at Newcastle Utd in September, just as soon as the last Ashes test finishes. #Commitment
— Sir Bob (@SirBob1892) July 13, 2019
Steve Bruce October 2009.
"I turned Newcastle down twice because the circumstances were not right," he said.
The circumstances are clearly right now, Steve. Never been better. #nufc
— Mike Ashley (@MoneyMikeAshley) July 12, 2019
Lee Charley spent two weeks in Europe to hire Steve Bruce
— Alex Hurst (@tfalex1892) July 10, 2019
He is thinking of the big bucks he will get when they bin him off by Christmas which he can use for another holiday in the Caribbean. #SteveBruce
— Kev Belgium (@ceedawn10) July 14, 2019
Hope Steve Bruce’s Sky connection failed just as that last over started
— Jonny Rep (@TrapitJon) July 14, 2019
June 2020. Sky Sports tracks down Steve Bruce for a documentary on his life after Football, his #swfc walk out mistake and heartbreak of getting boyhood club #NUFC relegated. pic.twitter.com/5gt7PBBlMc
— BartyOwl (@TheBartman277) July 14, 2019
I've got a soft spot for Newcastle, have some good mates from up there and I think Auf Wiedersehen Pet is great. But I really hope Steve Bruce loses every single fucking game he manages up there. Sorry lads. #swfc #nufc
— Rob O'Neill (@Rob_ONeill) July 15, 2019
Steve Bruce got sacked from Villa after claiming that no one could do better than him.
Dean Smith came in, and within 7 months had us promoted.
— Andrew Stone (@andrewstone85) July 15, 2019
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Steve Bruce is not only at Hillsborough this morning, but he's just knocked over his Sports Direct mug of tea that Mike Ashley gave him… #swfc pic.twitter.com/t4lZbSxS3X
— SWFC Supporters Club (@swfcsc) July 12, 2019
Can't blame him…I've been to Sheffield
— Ryan Thomas (@wardiaz85) July 15, 2019
— Danny Williamson (@whitehill07) July 15, 2019
— Immortal Kop (@TheImmortalKop) July 17, 2019
Steve Bruce’s search history pic.twitter.com/AipJXxc70w
— Den (@OfficialDeniz_) July 17, 2019
Steve Bruce has denied he's an underwhelming replacement for Rafa Benitez, "Sure, he won La Liga, the FA Cup, UEFA cup, Europa League, World Club Cup, European Cup, Italian Cup & Super Cup but in 2004 I got Birmingham to 10th. It's six of one and half a dozen of the other" #nufc pic.twitter.com/BBwk3c2GY4
— Keith Bumdungeon (@HaveScored) July 18, 2019
When Rafael Benitez demanded that Mike Ashley invest in the club, not sure he meant spending £4m on Steve Bruce.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) July 15, 2019
— Tyne and Wear Metro Updates (@northeast_metro) July 9, 2019
Steve Bruce being presented with his transfer budget for this summer pic.twitter.com/CZKa42pyD0
— Adam. (@AdamNUFC_) July 15, 2019
— Adam Thompson (@adam7485) July 15, 2019
— Hank (@hank04324803) July 16, 2019
Waste of money getting a world class manager in for this shower of shite.
— Mike Ashley (@MoneyMikeAshley) July 15, 2019
Steve Bruce is actually my hero.
Everything he achieved at #hcafc
Beating Sheffield Wednesday in their biggest game of their last 20 years.
Resigning 3 weeks before the season starts – fucking up their season.
To sign for the self-entitled Geordies who don't want him.
— Elliot (@E_Clifford139) July 15, 2019
— Neil Taylor fan club (@BigBoyWesley2) July 17, 2019
Reading the Steve Bruce updates on Twitter pic.twitter.com/1fHMQQJkiq
— The Peckham Pouncer (@_NE28) July 14, 2019