English Premier League club, Newcastle United have on Wednesday, confirmed the appointment of Steve Bruce as their new manager.
Drumbeat News understands he signed a three-year deal with the club and will join up with the players and the other staff members in China who are currently participating in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Nanjing and Shanghai
The 58-year-old Bruce takes over from Rafa Benitez, who has since joined Chinese Super League outfit, Dalian Yifang.
“I’m delighted and incredibly proud to be appointed as head coach of Newcastle United.
“This is my boyhood club and it was my dad’s club, so this is a very special moment for me and my family.
“There is a huge challenge ahead of us, but it’s one that my staff and I are ready for. We’ll roll our sleeves up and we’ll be giving it everything from the off to ensure supporters have a successful team that they can be proud of,” he said in a statement.
It is also understood that Newcastle agreed compensation terms with Sheffield Wednesday before signing Bruce as their new manager.