Steve Bruce insists he will not resign after Newcastle is eliminated from the EFL Cup

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has insisted he will not retire after Brentford was eliminated from the Carabao Cup.

Bruce reduced the figure after their quarter-final defeat, and when asked about his angry reaction in the press after the game, the former United defender said that the club’s fans have the right to their opinion.

“I am resistant to such and such, so I have to be ready for what is in store for me. Supporters have a right to their opinion and I accept that.

“Unfortunately, we haven’t done enough, so we have to accept what is being prepared for us and prepare for what is a huge challenge that awaits us in the Premier League.

“I stick to what I said when I walked in the door – I picked a team that I thought would be good enough to win the match. Unfortunately, Brentford played very, very well during the night.”