Sheffield Wednesday report Newcastle over Steve Bruce appointment

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce
Bruce has been in managerial employment every year since his first post at Sheffield United in 1998

Sheffield Wednesday have reported Newcastle United to the Premier League over the appointment of their former manager Steve Bruce.

Ex-Sunderland boss Bruce, 58, resigned as Wednesday boss last week following talks with the Magpies.

He was confirmed as Newcastle boss on a three-year deal, taking coaches Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence with him.

The Owls, whose Championship campaign starts in 10 days, have yet to name a replacement for Bruce.

In a statement, the Yorkshire club said: "Following Newcastle United's announcement on 17 July 2019 of its appointment of former Sheffield Wednesday staff Steve Bruce, Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence, the club confirms that it has today reported Newcastle United's conduct to the Premier League.

"As the Premier League will now initiate and carry out investigations into the club's allegations, the club will not be commenting further on this matter whilst such investigations are ongoing."

Former Manchester United defender Bruce managed Wednesday for 18 games after he began work in February following the departure of Jos Luhukay.

The Owls lost only three of those matches, finishing 12th in the Championship.

Bruce was a boyhood Magpies fan, and Newcastle are the 10th club he has managed.

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