Newcastle United have announced the appointment of Steve Bruce as head coach on a three-year deal.
The Magpies announced the ex-Sunderland boss had left Sheffield Wednesday after agreeing a £4 million compensation fee with the Owls.
Reacting to his appointment Bruce said:
“I’m delighted and incredibly proud to be appointed as head coach of Newcastle United.“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.”
Bruce, 58, will be joined by coaches Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence at Newcastle and all three will now travel to China to meet up with the squad after today’s Premier League Asia Trophy clash with Wolves.
Neil Redfearn and Ben Dawson will be in charge of Toon for that clash.
The Managing Director of Newcastle, Lee Charnley, said:
“Steve has a deep affection for Newcastle United and we are very pleased that a coach with his vast experience and connections to the club and city has joined us.
“Steve knows what this club means to supporters and to the region and he will put his heart and soul into leading our talented group of players with the full support of our staff.”