Steve Bruce poked fun at his controversial appointment as Newcastle United boss as he asked his coaching staff 'shall we f*** off now?' following victory over West Ham in China.
Bruce was forced to watch his new side from the stands due to issues with his visa having joined the club's pre-season tour on Thursday.
And after Newcastle ran out 1-0 winners in a poor game for both sides, Bruce was captured on television coverage making a hilarious gaffe to his assistant coaches.
Steve Bruce saying 'Shall we fuck off now?' after the full time whistle. #NUFC
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'Good win,' Bruce appeared to say to Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence. 'Shall we f*** off now?'
Bruce's appointment has been met with plenty of criticism from the club's supporters and he faces a difficult task of winning them over following the departure of Rafa Benitez.
Fans protested outside St James' Park when the announcement he had signed a three-year deal was made and he has already assumed position as the most likely manager in the Premier League to be sacked first.
The reason Bruce was not in the dugout was because he was unable to get a working visa, only securing a visitors one, and as as such was unable to take official charge of the match.
Bruce took charge of his first training session on Thursday and early suggestions in China suggested his methods are already paying off.
The Toon lost their Asia Trophy semi-final following a 4-0 hammering by Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday but were much improved against West Ham.
Scoring the only goal of the game, Yoshinori Muto was left unmarked to get on the end of a cross to give his side a 1-0 lead. West Ham struggled to create meaningful opportunities thereafter and were fortunate Jonjo Shelvey did not double Newcastle's lead in the second half.
Newcastle needed some good news on the pitch following a troubled week for the club.
A video emerged of Shelvey and Karl Darlow being caught in a bust up outside a pizza shop in the hours before Newcastle headed for China, with Bruce already forced to investigate the incident.