Several Newcastle fans have criticised Steve Bruce following the manager’s comments about his ambitions.

The former Aston Villa and Sunderland boss believes that Newcastle’s season can still be about more than just trying to avoid relegation.

The Magpies currently sit in 14th place in the Premier League table, seven points above both Watford and West Ham, who are both in the relegation zone.

After losing back to back games against Arsenal and Crystal Palace, Bruce remained upbeat ahead of the remaining 11 games of the season, as reported by Chronicle Live as saying:

We’ve got 11 or 12 games left and we have given ourselves an opportunity. It’s still realistic (to finish top 10).

We’re getting a few back from injury now and we have give ourselves a great opportunity. Let’s try to grasp it over the next four, five six weeks. Let’s look upwards, let’s see if we can do it.

However, a number of Newcastle fans weren’t quick to buy into Bruce’s proclamation, taking to social media to claim that his managerial stint at St James’ Park already appears doomed.

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