Mikel Arteta Sends Stunning Message to Club Owners After Sacking of Top Premier League Manager

Mikel Arteta Sends Stunning Message to Club Owners After Sacking of Top Premier League Manager

  • Mikel Arteta is not happy at the treatment of Steve Bruce before he was sacked by Premier League club Newcastle United
  • Bruce, 60, experienced immense abuse at the helm before he was eventually sacked by the Tyneside club
  • According to Arteta, the treatment of Bruce was offputting and could make managers shy away from some jobs

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta on Thursday came to a passionate defence of Steve Bruce, a day after the 60-year old was dismissed as boss of Newcastle United.

Arteta, during a press conference in the build-up to the Gunners match against Aston Villa in the Premier League, said the treatment of Steve Bruce at the Tyneside club was likely to put off managers from taking certain jobs.

Bruce, in a brutally honest interview in the wake of his sacking, laid bare as he suggested the Newcastle job might be his last.

Steve Bruce was subjected to scathing abuse as Newcastle manager. Photo by Ian MacNicol.
Mikel Arteta Sends Plea to Football Bosses Amid Steve Bruce Sacking
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He also claimed that during his time at Newcastle, he had been referred to as a "useless, a fat waste of space, a tactically inept cabbage head".

Reacting to Bruce’s admission, Arteta expressed concern over the treatment of the manager, saying “it as bound to get worse over time”.

Arteta told Sky Sports news:

"My worry is my career is very short. Steve has been doing it for years, over 1000 games. If he has struggles - somebody with that experience is struggling - it's not an easy fix to that.”

Arteta was then asked if the trend was likely to repel managers from taking jobs, to which he responded:

"I think it has already started.
"I think it's already started in our society as well that it's easier to take the comfort zone. The easier thing is to sit next to someone, or be in sport science or an individual coach or something like that.”

Bruce’s final game as Newcastle boss was a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, a result that left his side languishing in 19th place.

That was Bruce’s 1000th match in charge as manager.

Solskjaer speaks on sack rumours

Legit.ng earlier reported that Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has broken his silence amid the club's recent poor run of results.

Before beating Atalanta in the Champions League, United managed just two wins in their last seven matches, with the side's lacklustre performances leaving Solskjaer under immense pressure to quit.

The Red Devils' 4-2 humiliating defeat in the hands of Leicester last weekend saw them fall five points behind league leaders Chelsea.

Source: Sports Brief News