Andy Carroll has told TalkSPORT (Wednesday, 09:20am) that Steve Bruce is doing a better job this season – if not better – than Rafa Benitez managed as Newcastle United manager during the 2018-19 campaign.
Carroll, 31, was brought back to his boyhood club last summer on a free transfer after his contract at West Ham United had expired. Though he has played 19 times for Newcastle, he is yet to score in his second spell.
However, the former Liverpool and England ace has laid on five assists with the Toon sitting in a more than comfortable 12th place with five league games to play. The Toon are mathematically safe from the drop.
Speaking to TalkSPORT’s Laura Woods, Carroll stated his admiration for manager Bruce despite admitting the duo had had arguments this season. He also compared this season to last, under Benitez.