Newcastle United have appointed former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce as their new manager and replacement for Rafa Benitez.
The announcement is coming after former boss Rafa Benitez left St James’ Park for another adventure in the Chinese Super League with Dalian Yifang.
Steve Bruce has signed a three-year deal with the Magpies and will now fly out to China to join his new side ahead of their participation in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai and Nanjing. They kick-off against Wolves on Wednesday.
The 58-year-old manager completed the move after Newcastle United agreed compensation terms with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday who finished 12th under Bruce last season.
“I’m delighted and incredibly proud to be appointed as head coach of Newcastle United,” Bruce said in a statement shortly after his appointment.
“This is my boyhood club and it was my dad’s club, so this is a very special moment for me and my family.
“There is a huge challenge ahead of us, but it’s one that my staff and I are ready for. 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.”