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Newcastle boss Steve Bruce: I know not every fan likes me

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has again admitted he knows not every fan is happy with his appointment.

Bruce was speaking after defeat to Preston North End on Saturday.

Asked about the fans, Bruce said: "No, as I have said I won't everybody's cup of tea. I am certainly not Rafa Benitez that is for sure.

"Whoever would follow in his footsteps would find it difficult. I am delighted to be here.

"I will go to work again tomorrow. Physically we can still be better.

"We still have a big couple of weeks. I might have been in that stand myself today.

"But that rain would test my loyalty!

"Standing in this weather on a trip over to Preston would be tough but I might have been one of them.

"I wasn't quite good enough at 13 or 14 as a player for them but I will try to do my best now (as head coach)."

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