Steve Bruce opens with his admiration for Carlo Ancelotti and gives an injury update for Newcastle United.


The Everton boss will take his team to St. James’ Park on Sunday to get back on track after their first defeat this season against Southampton last weekend.

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce expressed his admiration for Carlo Ancelotti.

The Everton boss will take his team to St. James’ Park on Sunday to get back on track for success after the win against Southampton on the last matchday.

The 61-year-old has won 20 trophies in his career as a manager and is one of only three managers to have won the European Cup or UEFA Champions League three times.

Ancelotti was appointed Everton’s new manager in December last year, replacing Marco Silva, who was dismissed after the Blues lost 5-2 to Liverpool earlier this month.

“The way he manages, the successes he has had, I am a great admirer,” he told Chronicle Live. “He has a calm composure about him that just shows you that there are different ways to deal with him. I read his book, which is also a good read”.

During his 25 years in football management, Ancelotti has led some of the biggest clubs in world football, including Juventus, AC Milan, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

And Bruce, who saw his team win a 1-1 draw against the Wolves last weekend, had nothing but praise for the Blues boss when asked about him this morning.

He said: “We have a doubt about the captain. He has a foot injury, but we have 48 hours to evaluate him.”

The Newcastle boss has also confirmed that Jamaal Lascelles is a major injury concern for Sunday, but Longstaff brothers Sean and Matty could both return to his squad for the game.

Before you add: “Matty has played one and a half games for the U23 and it looks like he is over his injury. Sean has recovered from tonsillitis”.


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