Published: Fri, July 12, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Sam Allardyce Rejects Newcastle's Approach To Replace Rafael Benitez

Sam Allardyce Rejects Newcastle's Approach To Replace Rafael Benitez

Bruce was only appointed Wednesday gaffer in January, but it's believed he has asked the club's chairman to be allowed to speak to the Premier League team.

News of Bruce's impending arrival has been met with a distinctly mixed response on Tyneside, with fans still angry at Rafael Benitez's exit less than impressed at his candidacy and the fact that the club had already been rejected by former boss Sam Allardyce.

Aston Villa Manager Steve Bruce during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa at Ewood Park, Blackburn, England on 15 September 2018.

Allardyce, who was in charge of the Magpies from 2007 to 2008, was considered as a potential replacement for Benitez who left when his contract expired in June.

Sheffield Wednesday are under attack from two angles with Newcastle confident of snatching their manager Steve Bruce and football's authorities investigating the sale of Hillsborough to owner Dejphon Chansiri in order to avoid a points deduction. 'The opportunity that attracts me may never come now.

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"Maybe if it was the first time around, I would have jumped at it". Before I would want to try and save a side, ' he said.

"I never got to talk to Mike, it was just my agent contacted me and I had a quick think about it and a look at the situation".

It is reported in The Star that the Newcastle born manager (58), will be offered a Premier League salary along with a £60m war-chest in order to try and build a squad capable of being competitive in The Premier League next season.

"The fans are a bit more tolerant now".

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