‘He’s doing better than all right’ – Danny Murphy hails Premier League boss

first_img Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ SORRY The former Aston Villa boss endured a tough start to life in Tyneside, facing six of the ‘big seven’ in his opening nine Premier League games in charge.However, Bruce’s fortunes have drastically improved after a run of just one defeat in five matches – including back-to-back league wins – leaving the Toon 13th in the table.And former Fulham captain Murphy has paid tribute to Bruce for the job he’s done to date, despite losing several key players and fighting fan unrest.“Steve Bruce is doing better than alright,” Murphy said on Drivetime. Jonjo Shelvey has impressed under Bruce’s tutelage “He went into a situation many wouldn’t have, because he knew a lot of them wouldn’t want him.“He loves the club, he knows what it’s about and he certainly knows what the Premier League is about.“He’s been around a long time and his experience goes a long way in management, especially when you’ve got that intensity at St James’ Park.“I think when he lost [Ayoze] Perez and [Salomon] Rondon a lot of people thought he had no chance, but he has found a way of winning games with the players he has.“He’s worked damn hard at set plays, you can see that, and he’s made some very cute tactical changes in various games that I’ve seen.” latest scrap Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion revealed ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 LATEST Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? MOST READ IN FOOTBALLcenter_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Getty Images – Getty Steve Bruce has steadied the ship at Newcastle after a difficult start to life in Tyneside changes PAYBACK Getty Images – Getty 2 Murphy also highlighted the growing influence Jonjo Shelvey has had under Bruce, following the midfielder’s recent return to his starting XI.“One of the other factors some people won’t agree with is that Jonjo Shelvey is hugely important to that team,” he explained.“Although he’s not the most athletic and has discipline issues, he’s wonderful footballer.“He gives them so much more creativity and he’s been great in the last couple of games.” Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week appointed 2 LIVE on talkSPORT Danny Murphy has launched a staunch defence of Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce, insisting he is ‘doing better than alright’ since taking over the reins at St James Park.Bruce, 58, wasn’t a popular choice among Magpies fans when he was named as the club’s new boss in July, replacing fans favourite Rafa Benitez. Southend vs AFC Wimbledon (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2England vs Montenegro (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Rochdale (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Azerbaijan vs Wales (Saturday, 5pm) – talkSPORT 2Tranmere vs Wycombe (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Kosovo vs England (Sunday, 5pm) – talkSPORTlast_img

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