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Ex-Newcastle boss Allardyce has sympathy for Bruce

Former Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce has sympathy for Steve Bruce amid sack talk.

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund have taken over, making Newcastle the richest club in the world through crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

And Bruce looks like he could be the first departure as they the new owners bring in their own preferred coach.

Allardyce told talkSPORT: “You want the clarity but if they are not willing to give it to you, you have to carry on doing your job as a professional at the football club.

“You have to carry on the day-to-day stuff you would do normally.

"Obviously, that's massively difficult because if the players think you are going to go shortly then they are not going to go out and give 100 per cent for you.

“They are going to sit there and wait to see the next manager, which is not what a player should do, but understandable the effect on the group it might have in thinking that."

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