'It's very bad': Spurs boss Nuno reacts to news out of Newcastle
Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has bemoaned the news about Newcastle United parting company with Steve Bruce on Wednesday.
The 60-year-old has left St James’ Park by mutual consent after 15 months in charge.
Bruce was appointed Magpies manager in July 2019 and achieved finishes of 13th and 12th in his two full seasons in charge.
His last game in charge of Newcastle was last Sunday, falling to a 3-2 defeat against Nuno’s Spurs on Tyneside.
Bruce has already given an interview to The Telegraph about his decision to leave, and has hinted at retirement.
He said: “I think this might be my last job.
“It’s not just about me; it’s taken its toll on my whole family because they are all Geordies and I can’t ignore that.
“We’ve got a good life so, yeah, this will probably be me done as a manager – until I get a phone call from a chairman somewhere asking if I can give them a hand.
“Never say never, I’ve learnt that.”
With Spurs in Europa Conference League action away at Vitesse on Thursday, Nuno spoke to the press on Wednesday.
Football.london asked him what he thought of Bruce’s exit and retirement hints.
“Bad news, bad news,” replied Nuno.
“It’s always sad that someone loses a job and I have great respect and admiration for Steve.
“We know each other a while ago. We start in the Championship when we arrived, the derbies against Villa and we built a normal relationship.
“It’s very bad news. I hope he doesn’t retire, I think he still has a lot to give to the game.”
Newcastle have been linked with a multitude of managers over the past few weeks.
According to the Daily Mail, the Magpies will hold crunch talks with frontrunner Paulo Fonseca in the next 24 hours.
However, the outlet claims Newcastle are still keeping their options open, with Lucien Favre, Eddie Howe and Frank Lampard also in the running.
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