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Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says he's "in the dark" over takeover

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce admits he's awaiting on the club's proposed £300-million takeover by a Saudi Arabian consortium led by Prince Mohamed bin Salman. 

"I have a wonderful working relationship with Lee Charnley and he told me, 'when there's something to tell you, Steve, I'll tell you'," Bruce revealed to Sky Sports.

"We've left it at that and gone back to work. I'm in the dark like most other people, and for that, I'm glad, really, because I can't comment on it. It's not worth talking about it as I really don't know."

Former Magpies boss Rafa Benitez and ex Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino have been linked with Bruce's position at St James' Park should the takeover go through, but he's backing himself to succeed:

"We all aspire in management, we all aspire to be Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp...these great managers who've been a breath of fresh air to football. Jurgen Klopp coming into this country, you just have to applaud him for his tactics and the way Liverpool play.

"If it's good for Newcastle, and the club are going to try to compete with these teams, to be part of it would be great. I would love to see it and I'd love to be part of it. I hope it's where it goes, but in the meantime I'll just crack on, wait, roll my sleeves up and get on with trying to get some results to try and get the club going forward.

"If that happens for Newcastle in the future, then great - I'd be delighted. You do get labelled in the game, and that's why I enjoyed my time managing in the Championship. I'd back myself against most people in that division.

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