Steve Bruce cut for Newcastle job

Boylesports have suspended betting on Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce being named the new Newcastle manager after the former Sunderland coach plummeted from 50-1 to 1-5 to fill the vacancy.

Bruce became the first name linked with the job to go odds-on after it was reported he is being considered by the Magpies.

He becomes the eighth new favourite for the job, usurping Mikel Arteta, who is available at 7-1, while Jose Mourinho (7-1), John Terry (10-1) and Sheffield United's Chris Wilder (14-1) are among the others in the mix.

Bruce quashed links when speaking on Radio Sheffield last week. He said: "I've been on holiday. I never take any notice of all that sort of speculation or tittle-tattle.

"I think there have been 150 managers associated with Newcastle. I would suppose I'm going to be one of them."

The Magpies are 3-1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season.

Match in Focus

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Wolfsburg v Hoffenheim

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Wolfsburg have kept one clean sheet in their last eight home Bundesliga matches
Expert verdict
Hoffenheim have made a poor start to the Bundesliga season under new coach Alfred Schreuder and have failed to score in three of their opening four games but could still threaten on their trip to Wolfsburg, who have lost just one of their last 13 home matches but kept only one clean sheet in their last eight games on their own patch. Wolfsburg should justify favouritism as Wout Weghorst and Josip Brekalo have both hit the ground running but Hoffenheim scored in all 17 away games last term.



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