Steve Bruce "quietly confident" he can do a good job at Newcastle

19 July 2019, 09:08

Steve Bruce

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is "quietly confident" he will do a good job at the club despite admitting he is "not everyone's cup of tea."

The 58-year-old replaced Rafael Benitez in the Magpies' hot seat and his appointment has been criticised by the club's fans.
Bruce managed Newcastle's arch-rivals Sunderland from 2009-2011 and revealed he could not turn the job down for a second time after he was asked to succeed Sir Bobby Robson in 2004.
When asked about the reaction of the club's supporters, Bruce said: "I haven't been there to monitor it and thankfully I don't read it. If you want to take it personally you would end up in a mad house.
"I accept I am not everyone's cup of tea but judge me over a period of time. I am quietly confident I will do okay."