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Newcastle appoint Bruce as manager to succeed Benitez

Newcastle appoint Bruce as manager to succeed Benitez
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest - Hillsborough, Sheffield, Britain - April 9, 2019 Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce Action Images/Ed Sykes   -   Copyright  Ed Sykes(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Newcastle United have appointed former Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce as their new head coach on an initial three-year contract, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Former Sunderland and Aston Villa boss Bruce, 58, replaces Spaniard Rafa Benitez, who left St James’ Park at the end of his contract last month after failing to agree an extension with club owner Mike Ashley.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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