Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by 'mutual consent' after takeover

In this file photo taken on September 17, 2021 Newcastle United's English head coach Steve Bruce gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England. PHOTO/AFP 

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  • The £305 million ($420 million) Newcastle takeover was rubber-stamped by the Premier League earlier this month after it received legally binding assurances that the Saudi state would not control the club.

Steve Bruce has left his position as Newcastle boss by "mutual consent", 13 days after a Saudi-led takeover at St James' Park, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

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