Life does not get any easier for Steve Bruce as he suffered another loss, this time at home to Leeds.
The 2-1 defeat was the fifth premier loss in a row for the Magpies with Bruce saying this may be the worst run in 20 years he has been on.
Leeds went in front early in the first half and although Newcastle were more lively and inventive in the second half, with Almiron putting them level, that only lasted a few minutes before Leeds retook the lead.
True, the second half performance from Newcastle was more encouraging but in the high pressure world of the Premier League where only results count, time is slipping away for Bruce to turn around the teams fortunes.
Newcastle have picked up just two points from the last 27 available to heap even more pressure on manager Steve Bruce.
At Chelsea, Frank Lampard got the heave after a run of poor results with former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel stepping into his shoes at Stamford Bridge.
Rafael Benitez is open to offers after leaving Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional and has hinted he would like to return to the Premier League but not to former club Newcastle. That may bring some relief to Steve Bruce, a life-long Newcastle supporter but he must be aware of how precarious his position is. Sentiment does not seem to hold much sway in today’s world of football.