Steve Bruce emerges as Newcastle favourite - The Gambling Times

Steve Bruce emerges as Newcastle favourite

Steve Bruce has become favourite to take charge at his hometown club Newcastle United.

The Magpies are looking for Rafa Benitez’s replacement – after the Spaniard departed the club when he failed to agree a new deal.

A host of names have been linked – but now Bruce’s name has emerged and sources have confirmed that they are set to make an approach.

Despite being a former Sunderland manager, he is Newcastle-born and the club are set to make an appraoch for the 58-year-old – who only took charge of Championship Sheffield Wendesday late last season.

One bookmaker BoyleSports revealed that they were forced to pull their market, having shortened from 50/1 into 1/5.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “It was a shock to see a flurry of bets come in on Tuesday afternoon on Steve Bruce to take over as the next Newcastle United manager considering the Newcastle born 58-year old previously managed Sunderland who are the magpies bitter rivals.

“We had to suspend betting on the former Manchester United captain having seen him priced at 50/1 in the morning and backed at all levels down to 1/5.”

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