Alex Mott

Sheff Wednesday break their silence on Steve Bruce's Newcastle move

Sheffield Wednesday have broken their silence on Steve Bruce’s move to Newcastle, which was confirmed on Wednesday.

Bruce was announced as the new man in charge at St James’ Park earlier, with the Magpies revealing that he had signed an initial three-year deal.

The former Manchester United defender had previously resigned from his position at Wednsday, but the Hillsborough side insist that Newcastle have jumped the gun on their confirmation.

Their statement read: “The Club is disappointed to learn via public statement issued by Newcastle United that it has appointed former Sheffield Wednesday staff Steve Bruce, Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.

“Regardless of the fact that the staff resigned from their positions with the Club on Monday, there remains outstanding legal issues to be resolved between the club and the staff and Newcastle United. The Club is currently considering its position and taking the appropriate legal advice.

“No further comment will be made by the Club concerning this matter.”