‘Where are you?’ Fuming Alan Shearer SLAMS Mike Ashley and Newcastle director Lee Charnley for leaving Steve Bruce to deal with the turmoil in the club on his own – and warns fans that a new manager won’t fix anything unless hate old regime change or goodbye
- Newcastle supporters are increasingly furious with boss Steve Bruce
- The Magpies lost to Premier League basement boys Sheffield United on Tuesday
- Alan Shearer hasn’t moved to defend the screen, which he called ‘terrible’
- However, he has questioned the lack of support he is getting from the club’s hierarchy
Alan Shearer has strongly disapproved of the behavior of Mike Ashley and the Newcastle United board in light of the club’s current situation, but has warned Steve Bruce that the current form of his team is unacceptable.
The Magpies became the first team to lose to Sheffield United in the Premier League this season, as they were beaten 1-0 at Bramall Lane on Tuesday-evening.
The result means Bruce’s side has not won any of the last eight games in all competitions – including a dismal quarter-final defeat in the Carabao Cup by championship outfit Brentford.
Alan Shearer says Steve Bruce has been left with Newcastle’s current situation alone
The club is still seven points away from the relegation zone, but slips off the table.
Their head coach has received fierce criticism from fans throughout the series of results, with many high-profile fan accounts on Twitter now calling for his resignation.
But club legend Shearer insists the anger has been misguided, pointing out the difficulties Bruce faces in a role made increasingly difficult by a neglected hierarchy – who have been absent this season amid an unsuccessful bid to recruit the club. a Saudi Arabia to sell. supported consortium led by Amanda Staveley.
“What really annoys me is how little protection Steve has received from the people above him,” he wrote in his Athletic column.
The former Magpies attacker has lashed out at owner and board for leaving Bruce high and dry
Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley were noticeably absent this season
Where’s Lee Charnley (the general manager)? What happened to that statement of his admitting the mistake of not communicating with fans? Where is his support for the manager? Where’s the strategy? Come on, Lee, where are you? Where is anyone except Steve?
‘I can’t believe he’s dealing with questions about staff on leave, giving away tickets, about coronavirus, about a takeover. These should not be a problem for the manager. It’s hard and lonely enough. The point is, he’s on his own.
And that’s why I said at the time that I wish Steve hadn’t replaced Rafa Benitez, that I had serious reservations about what might happen down the road. The road leads here.
It would have been the same if someone else had come in and it will be the same for the next manager and the one after that if nothing else changes because it’s the way Newcastle is built under Ashley. The manager takes it all on his shoulders; a concentration of anger going back years. ‘
While there are extenuating circumstances off the field, Shearer also acknowledges that scenes on the field are not good enough.
Newcastle’s season sank to new depths on Tuesday when they were defeated by Sheffield United
He described Ryan Fraser’s unnecessary red card on Tuesday night as ‘pathetic’, as his side had relinquished 67 percent possession of the ball to the worst team in the top flight.
And with the club at the bottom of the tables for offensive stats in the Premier League this season, Shearer has warned his friend Bruce that there must be an improvement.
“If it’s c ** p, I’ll say it’s c ** p – otherwise I wouldn’t be doing my job – and Sheffield United was a horrible night,” admitted Shearer.
‘I don’t think Newcastle has a brilliant side, but it’s not acceptable for Chris Wilder’s team to have as much ball possession as they do, to look as good as they do.
‘It invites investigation and calls for pressure and it feeds the anger. You have to accept the criticism that comes your way and Steve has been in the game long enough to understand that.
“This is not the Newcastle United we all want and this is not the Newcastle United we should accept.”
Newcastle consistently backs the Premier League table with regard to offensive stats