Paul Robinson has claimed that Steve Bruce is ‘unsettled’ by the Newcastle United takeover as the Magpies manager urged the Premier League for clarity on Sunday.

However, the former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted that the decision “cannot be rushed” even if it is frustrating for all involved.

Mike Ashley agreed to sell the Magpies for £300million almost three months ago.

However, the takeover bid, which is backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, is yet to pass the Premier League’s Owners’ and Directors’ test.

Robinson made the point that the football governing bodies in the UK always take their time over decision.

“It is probably out of frustration by Steve Bruce because it has been looming for so long and it does not seem like a decision is coming quickly either way,” he told Football Insider.

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“There is speculation on a daily basis about his job. When an influx of money that comes into a football club the manager’s job is first in question. It is unsettling for him on and off the field.

“These decisions cannot be rushed and the correct decision has to be made which I am sure the Premier League will do.

“The time it is taking is frustrating, as with a lot of things that the Premier League and EFL do.” 

Steve Bruce, as quoted by the Mirror, said: “I think all of us feel this decision has to be made. It just seems to have become tedious.

“We need the people who are making the decisions to make that decision. We need them to make it. And be quick about it.”

In other Newcastle United news, Noel Whelan claims winger will be ‘very tempted’ to join Celtic.

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