Alex Bruce has revealed his father Steve has not “heard a thing” from the prospective Newcastle United owners and denied Sam Allardyce’s claim he is “very worried”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the son of the United manager insisted Bruce senior is “very, very, very relaxed” about his job and the speculation surrounding it.
There are fears that Bruce could be a casualty of the imminent £300million takeover by a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium headed by Amanda Staveley.
Ex-United manager Allardyce told talkSPORT last week one of his predecessors at St James’ Park “must be very worried” about losing his job when the new owners complete their takeover.
Asked by Football Insider if Bruce had heard from Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners, Alex, speaking for the first time about his father’s situation, replied: “Hand on heart, haven’t heard a thing. I see my dad every day, more or less, he lives over the back from me.
“I’ve seen certain comments, Sam Allardyce the other day saying he must be really worried, but trust me, if you could see him he’s very, very, very relaxed.
“He’s forgotten more than most about football, he’s been in the game that long so he doesn’t worry himself about things that are totally out of his control. He just keeps his head down and whatever will be, will be.
“He loves being Newcastle manager but when there’s a takeover in place, you just have to watch this space.
“He’s very very relaxed. No one knows when the season’s going to be up and running again but there’s nothing set in stone. By all accounts, it’s very very quiet.”
The Premier League is in the process of ratifying the takeover, which could be completed within three weeks.
Bruce, 59, has guided the Magpies to 13th in the table in what has been a creditable first campaign as manager.
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