By Danny Mills

19th Sep, 2021 | 6:00pm

Mills makes 'big' claim after confirmed update on Bruce's Newcastle future

Danny Mills has insisted there is no chance Steve Bruce will quit as Newcastle United boss.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Middlesborough and England defender questioned who Newcastle could bring in if Bruce were to resign.

As quoted by ChronicleLive on September 16, the 60-year-old claimed he is “never going to walk away from the challenge”.

Newcastle’s poor start to the season continued on Friday night as they drew 1-1 with Leeds at St. James’ Park.

The north-east giants are yet to win this term and currently sit third from bottom ahead of Norwich City and Burnley.

“It’s stuck in a big state of flux,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“Steve Bruce has got to the point where he’s had to say ‘Look, I’m not resigning, I’m not going to be forced out. That won’t happen.’

“The fans aren’t particularly happy and he knows that but he’s not going to chuck the towel in. That makes it difficult.

“It’s a catch 22 situation. You’re stuck between a rock and a hard place.

“Steve Bruce is not going to walk away and even if he does, who do you get in? That makes it very, very difficult. Who is going to do a better job under the circumstances?

“It’s a really difficult situation. I’ve got respect for Steve Bruce who’s not going to chuck the towel in.”

Bruce has been in charge of Newcastle since July 2019 after Rafa Benitez left the club.

He had previously been in charge of Sheffield Wednesday but resigned his position to manage his boyhood club.

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