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#BruceOut already trending on Twitter

Steve Bruce is now Newcastle United's head coach Credit: PA Images

News that Steve Bruce will succeed Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United has not gone down well with many of the clubs fans or the 'Twittersphere'.

The hashtag #BruceOut was a top regional trend on Twitter within hours of Bruce's appointment.

Several fans took to Twitter using the hashtag to express their disappointment at Bruce being given the head coach role.

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Not everyone was critical of Bruce's appointment, with the Geordie receiving some well wishes from fellow former professionals.

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