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Premier League managers defended Bruce against fans insults

Thu 21 October 2021 | 15:57

The issue of insults on social media has become a new problem in the world of football.

Former

Newcastle

boss Steve Bruce, who recently parted his way with the club, has announced that he will retire from coaching due to numerous insults from fans on social media.

Following the arrival of the new owners of Newcastle, it was decided that another coach would replace Steve Bruce. But what happened to Bruce over the years persuaded him to retire at this time. Bruce was sacked last week after experiencing his 1,000th game as Newcastle boss, claiming that he had been called "useless, a fat waste of space, a tactically inept cabbage head" by the fans during his time as Newcastle head coach.

Now the coaches of other Premier League teams are defending him.

Arsenal

manager,

Mikel Arteta

said:

"it will only get worse unless we do something about it".

"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."

Asked if the current situation will stop people from becoming managers, he replied:

"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.

"Hopefully not. This is what we cannot lose because there are a lot of people with great talent, great capabilities. This cannot be the filter for somebody to make the decision whether they need to be there or not."

Burnley boss,

Sean Dyche

said:

"I think it is the unfortunate side of the job. I have enough respect for him as a manager and a person. It is the reality of the job and it gets worse every year, everyone has a phone and an opinion

"There are some very good things that people say when they meet you and there are some very bad things."

Brighton manager

Graham Potte

said:

"It is sad to hear. I suppose we sign up to it to a certain extent but there is a line that it's not right to cross and it's not nice when you hear that.

"We are highly rewarded for the job we do, so there is not too much sympathy, but to get that type of abuse is not right."

Claudio Ranieri

,

Watford

manager said:

"I know what happened in this case because it happened for me in Chelsea, in Monaco and something also in Leicester. I am very close to him, so I can give support if I can."

Southampton boss

Ralph Hasenhuttl

:

"I must say I never had such abuse in my entire managerial career and I wouldn't know how I would react to it.

"He (managed) a lot of games, he made it to 1,000 games and that is unbelievable for me, it is an unbelievable number and he was a fantastic colleague, a really good guy.

"I think he can be proud of all he has done... he should look back on a very, very successful career as a manager."

Aston Villa boss

Dean Smith

said:

"A lot has been made out about Steve's management but Steve's management has had Newcastle finishing 13th and 14th in the league, which for me is perfectly acceptable."

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