Steve Bruce looks set to be appointed as Newcastle’s next manager. Not convinced? These stats are unlikely to sway you…

Games managed: 904


Wins: 348


Draws: 227


Defeats: 329


Career win percentage: 38.5%


Average length of reign: 708 days

Sheffield United – 40%


P55 W22 D15 L18


Points per game: 1.47


Duration of reign: 319

Huddersfield Town – 37.9%


P66 W25 D16 L25


Points per game: 1.38


Duration of reign: 511 days

Wigan Athletic – 37.5%


P8 W3 D2 L3


Points per game: 1.36


Duration of reign: 88 days

Crystal Palace – 61.1%


P18 W11 D2 L5


Points per game: 2


Duration of reign: 154 days

Birmingham City – 37%


P270 W100 D70 L100


Points per game: 1.35


Duration of reign: 2168 days

Wigan Athletic – 33.8%


P68 W23 D17 L28


Points per game: 1.25


Duration of reign: 589 days

Sunderland – 29.6%


P98 W29 D28 L41


Points per game: 1.16


Duration of reign: 882 days

Hull City – 40.8%


P201 W82 D44 L75


Points per game: 1.47


Duration of reign: 1482 days

Aston Villa – 45.1%


P102 W46 D25 L31


Points per game: 1.6


Duration of reign: 721 days

Sheffield Wednesday – 38.9%


P18 W7 D8 L3


Points per game: 1.61


Duration of reign: 161 days

4 – No manager in history has won more promotions to the top-flight of English football than Steve Bruce (4, level with Neil Warnock). Hoot. pic.twitter.com/HnT3N553Mr

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 2, 2019

10 most used players:


Ahmed Elmohamady – 285


James Chester – 202


Damien Johnson – 175


David Meyler – 156


Maik Taylor – 153


Kenny Cunningham – 135


Stephen Clemence – 128


Tom Huddlestone – 122


Emile Heskey – 120


Matthew Upson – 120

Five highest scorers


Darren Bent – 36


Abel Hernandez – 26


Clinton Morrison – 25


Mikael Forssell – 25


Jonathan Kodjia – 23

Five most expensive signings


Asamoah Gyan (Sunderland) – in excess of £13million


Michael Turner (Sunderland) – £12million


Scott Hogan (Aston Villa) – £12million


Darren Bent (Sunderland) – £10million plus add-ons


Abel Hernández (Hull) – £10million

Steve Bruce has only ever signed 4 players for over £10m. Sometimes when you see things like that written down you can see why the Newcastle United board are showing an interest.

— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) July 11, 2019

Biggest wins:


December 2013: Premier League: Hull 6-0 Fulham


January 2016: Championship: Hull 6-0 Charlton


January 2006: Premier League: Birmingham 5-0 Portsmouth


September 2001: Championship: Crystal Palace 5-0 Grimsby


September 2013: Championship: Aston Villa 5-0 Bristol City

Biggest defeats:


March 2006: FA Cup: Birmingham 0-7 Liverpool


January 2010: Premier League: Chelsea 7-2 Sunderland


April 2011: Premier League: Manchester City 5-0 Sunderland


October 2010: Premier League: Newcastle 5-1 Sunderland


March 2016: FA Cup: Hull 0-4 Arsenal

Finals won:


2001-02: Championship Play-Off final: Birmingham 1-1 Norwich (4-2 on pens)


2015-16 Championship Play-Off final: Hull 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Finals lost:


2013-14 FA Cup final: Arsenal 3-2 Hull (AET)


2017-18 Championship Play-Off final: Aston Villa 0-1 Fulham

Favourite opposition clubs:


Bolton – 16 wins


Sunderland – 13 wins


Blackburn – 10 wins


Derby – 9 wins


Sheffield Wednesday – 9 wins

Bogey clubs:


Arsenal – 19 defeats


Chelsea – 17 defeats


Manchester United – 17 defeats


Manchester City – 14 defeats


Tottenham – 13 defeats

“If it wasn’t for the expectation of where Newcastle should be I think it would be a really good job.”

“I thought Moyes would be a better fit.”

“They’re arguably the best fans in the country!” 🙌

Stuart Pearce has his say on Steve Bruce looking set to join #NUFC ⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/aOqAHD2BnV

— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 12, 2019

Managers most defeated by:


Arsene Wenger – 19 defeats


Sir Alex Ferguson – 14 defeats


David Moyes – 10 defeats


Mark Hughes – 9 defeats


Jose Mourinho – 8 defeats

Managers beaten most often:


Mick McCarthy – 9 wins


Neil Warnock – 9 wins


Sam Allardyce – 7 wins


Harry Redknapp – 7 wins


Ian Holloway – 6 wins

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