“Bet you were” – Many Newcastle fans doubt claims made by Beijing Guoan man

“So, he was never supposed to get it” – A lot of Newcastle United fans are unsure over claims made by Bruno Genesio.

The former Lyon boss, in an interview with beIN Sports France, has claimed that he was lined up to be the next Newcastle manager if the proposed takeover by the BZG Group went through.

The deal, if there ever was one, fell through and the Frenchman took over as Beijing Guoan manager, and Newcastle appointed Steve Bruce.

Genesio was hated by a large portion of the Lyon fans and did not have a great record – so it would have been an odd appointment, but at this point surely anyone is better than Bruce?

Certainly, these Newcastle fans think so.

See the best of the reaction below.

Many Toon fans think that Genesio is making his claims up because the takeover was fake.

Other Newcastle fans would take anyone over Bruce.

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