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WATCH: Steve Bruce appointed as Newcastle United head coach

Newcastle have appointed Steve Bruce as Rafael Benitez's replacement as their search for a new manager finally came to a close.

The Magpies have confirmed the 58-year-old Geordie has left his job at Sheffield Wednesday to become the 10th permanent boss of controversial owner Mike Ashley's 12-year reign on a three-year deal. A club statement said: "Newcastle can now announce that Steve Bruce has been appointed as the club's new head coach.

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