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Ex-Sunderland manager, Steve Bruce has been appointed as the head coach Newcastle United on a three-year deal.

Steve Bruce

The 58-year-old resigned as Sheffield Wednesday boss on Monday following talks with the Magpies at the weekend.

The Magpies have been without a manager since Rafael Benitez left when his contract expired in June, saying the club “did not share his vision”.

“There is a huge challenge ahead of us, but it’s one that my staff and I are ready for,” said Bruce. “This is my boyhood club and it was my dad’s club, so this is a very special moment for me and my family.”

Lee Charnley, Newcastle’s managing director, added: “Steve has a deep affection for Newcastle United and we are very pleased that a coach with his vast experience and connections to the club and city has joined us.”

Bruce will be joined by coaches Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence, who have been part of his team at a number of his previous clubs.

Steve Bruce was born in Corbridge, 18 miles west of Newcastle.

Photo credit: The Star

By Olukayode Oniwinde

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