Newcastle replace Rafael Benitez with ex-Sunderland boss Steve Bruce
18 July, 2019, 00:00
Steve Bruce is a "great appointment" for Newcastle United, according to Paul Gascoigne.
Newcastle United can now announce that Steve Bruce has been appointed as the club's new head coach.
Steve Bruce's return to Premier League management has received a high profile and glowing endorsement from Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson.
However, speaking ahead of the club's opening pre-season fixture against Wolves in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Nanjing, Lascelles urged players, staff and fans to pull together.
Newcastle have appointed former Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce as Rafael Benitez's replacement as their search for a new manager finally came to a close.
With Benitez having now left for Dalian Yifang in the Chinese Super League due to disagreements with the club's board over plans for the future, however, few expect Newcastle - who have yet to make any summer signings - to make progress under Bruce.
And Gazza believes that Bruce can be a success on Tyneside.
"It sums up the club under Mike Ashley - absolutely hopeless with no ambition and we can't remember a worse time to be a Newcastle United fan". "We'll roll our sleeves up and we'll be giving it everything from the off to ensure supporters have a successful team that they can be proud of".
"Regardless of the fact that the staff resigned from their positions with the Club on Monday, there remains outstanding legal issues to be resolved between the club and the staff and Newcastle United".
His previous jobs include spells at Hull and Aston Villa.
The Magpies had been searching for a new coach since Benitez's departure at the end of his contract last month and they have found their man in Bruce, who leaves Sheffield Wednesday after a short but impressive stint.