Newcastle takeover: Fans go Saudi crazy in the Toon as £300m deal is sealed leaving Bruce on the verge

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Steve Bruce is facing the sack after Newcastle United were taken over in a £300m deal on Thursday.

Confirmation came in the afternoon that Mike Ashley had agreed to sell Newcastle to a Saudi consortium, who have an estimated wealth of £320 billion, significantly more than Premier League big-spenders Manchester City.

It marks a new era for Newcastle fans, who have endured such an ordeal in the latter years of Ashley’s reign. The Magpies will feel as though they can be optimistic for the future for the first time in years.

As part of that clean slate, Steve Bruce is expected to be sacked as Newcastle manager in due course. Bruce was Ashley’s trusted ‘yes man,’ but doesn’t have the credentials to take the club forward under new ownership.

Steve Bruce is reportedly set to be sacked as Newcastle manager

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Here’s some of our highlights from Twitter as news filtered through that Newcastle were to become the richest club in the Premier League… all while being sat in the relegation zone after seven games.

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