Live

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby
Advertisement
Soccer

'Useless, a fat waste of space, tactically inept cabbage head' | Bruce reveals extent of 'very tough' criticism




'Useless, a fat waste of space...
Soccer

'Useless, a fat waste of space, tactically inept cabbage head' | Bruce reveals extent of 'very tough' criticism

Steve Bruce says he could be finished in football management after his departure from Newcastle. 

The 60-year-old left the club by mutual consent this morning. 

Having held a variety of roles in management, Bruce now says his days on the touchline could be over.

Speaking following his departure, Bruce revealed the extent of the abuse he received.

He says it has taken a toll on him and his family.

"It's not just about me, it's taken its toll on my whole family because they are all Geordies and I can't ignore that," the former Manchester United defender said.

"They have been worried about me, especially my wife Jan. What an amazing woman she is, incredible, she's just a fantastic woman, wife and mother and grandmother.

"She dealt with the death of my parents, hers have not been very well. And then she had me to worry about and what I've been going through the last couple of years.

"I'm 60 years old and I don't know if I want to put her through it again.

"We've got a good life so, yeah, this will probably be me done as a manager - until I get a phone call from a chairman somewhere asking if I can give them a hand. Never say never, I've learned that."

He believes he was 'never really' wanted at St James' Park.

"To feel that people wanted me to fail, to read people constantly saying I would fail, that I was useless, a fat waste of space, a stupid, tactically inept cabbage head or whatever. And it was from day one.

"When we were doing OK results-wise, it was, 'Yeah, but the style of football is rubbish' or I was just 'lucky'. It was ridiculous and persistent, even when the results were good.

"I tried to enjoy it and, you know, I did. I've always enjoyed the fight, proving people wrong, but that's all it ever seemed to be. A fight, a battle.

"It does take its toll because even when you win a game, you don't feel like you are winning over the supporters."

Graeme Jones is set to take charge of Newcastle for their visit to Crystal Palace this weekend.

Download the brand new OTB Sports App in the Play Store & App Store right now! We've got you covered!

Subscribe to OTB Sports's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

Football Newcastle Premier League Soccer Steve Bruce

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

Up next

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Newsround

LIVE: Newsround

07:00 PM-07:30 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:30 PM-08:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on