Steve Bruce managerial record at Newcastle United- Eddie Howe becomes new manager of the Magpies

Steve Bruce managerial record at Newcastle United- Eddie Howe becomes new manager of the Magpies

Steve Bruce was given the boot at Newcastle United a few days back itself but the club has now announced that Eddie Howe is their manager. The ex-Bournemouth manager is seen as the man to transition this relegation-threatened team to the brink of mid-table until the end of this season.

But with Howe being a Championship manager, fans have wondered about Steve Bruce managerial record- and how bad was it to have him fired for a manager like Howe? Let us explore more, analysing his records at different teams before Newcastle as well, and try to understand if the problem lies in the manager or the previous ownership’s transfer business (or the lack of it) in recent years.

Steve Bruce managerial record at Newcastle United

He first manager Newcastle more than two years ago in August 2019, when he lost his first game in charge against Arsenal by a 1-0 scoreline in the Premier League. He went on to manage them for 96 games more, and was sacked with the 2-3 home loss against Tottenham Hotspur being the final straw for the new Saudi Arabian owners.

Steve Bruce managerial record at Newcastle United- who is the new manager of Newcastle?
Steve Bruce managerial record at Newcastle United- who is the new manager of Newcastle?

In his 97 games, Bruce led the Toons to just 29 wins, 25 draws, and a mammoth 43 losses. Newcastle also had a goal difference of 39, having scored 125 goals but conceding 164 during that time, which really is a woeful record for a club that once was a top 6 club in England as recently as early 2000s.

Steve Bruce managerial record at Newcastle United- Who is the new manager of Newcastle?

Bruce has managed clubs like Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace, Hull City, Sheffield United, and Sheffield Wednesday amongst others, and in total, has coached 880 senior football games, which is an immense record.

In that time, he has 332 wins, 210 draws, and 338 losses. It is safe to say that his 1.37 PPG is far better than the 1.15 PPG he had with Newcastle, and it isn’t a surprise that he was let go. Graeme Jones took over the reigns in his absence for a few days but it Eddie Howe who is the manager of Newcastle United now.

Steve Bruce managerial record- Who is the new manager of Newcastle United? Image Credits Getty Images
Steve Bruce managerial record- Who is the new manager of Newcastle United? Image Credits Getty Images

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