Steve Bruce confirms Newcastle talks after confrontation with angry fan

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• Bruce approached by Sheffield Wednesday fan during game
• ‘I’ve got to take stock … it’s in the hands of both clubs now’Steve Bruce has confirmed he has held talks with Newcastle about succeeding Rafael Benítez after an angry Sheffield Wednesday fan confronted him on the touchline during his side’s 3-1 friendly win against Lincoln at Sincil Bank.

Bruce, 58, is the clear favourite to replace Benítez, who departed St James’ Park when his contract expired on 30 June. It is understood that the two clubs spent Friday attempting to reach an agreement over compensation.

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