Michael Chopra has fumed at Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley for appointing Steve Bruce as the club’s manager, stating it’s a shocking decision.
Bruce has arrived at St James’ Park from Sheffield Wednesday and sealed a return to top-flight football.
The English boss has a 28 per cent win ratio in the Premier League after 392 games and has struggled when making the step up to the elite on most occasions.
Ex-Newcastle striker Chopra has mocked the Bruce appointment on social media and joked he fits the criteria to manage the club considering he’s a lifelong fan of the Magpies.
“Mike [Ashley] thinks Steve Bruce is the one. The list of “the ones” shouldn’t consist of managers with less than a 30% win record in the top flight. BTW Mike I’m a Geordie, I played for the club i love and support i know whats needed, can i be manager?” Chopra wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Chopra has summed up how some of the Newcastle supporters are feeling, fed up with Rafael Benitez’s departure and underwhelmed with his successor.
Bruce does have a major job on his hands to try bring the fanbase together, something that looks fairly impossible to do with owner Ashley still around.
The 58-year-old can just strive to do the best he can with the Newcastle team and there are several talented individuals that are capable of delivering on the pitch.
His poor record in the top-flight indicates what a tough job he has on his hands, but a few positive results should get some people on his side.