Steve Bruce set for managerial milestone

Steve Bruce will reach a managerial milestone against his former club Manchester United this afternoon.

Sunday, 6th October 2019, 3:57 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th October 2019, 3:57 pm

Newcastle United’s home game will be his 400th in the Premier League as a manager.

Bruce has won 111 of his 399 top-flight games – and drawn the same number. Bruce – whose first Premier League game as manager was Birmingham City’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in August 2002 – has lost 177 fixtures. Bruce’s teams have scored 406 goals and conceded 528.

The 58-year-old, appointed as Rafa Benitez’s successor at St James’s Park in the summer, is under pressure on Tyneside – just seven league games into the season. His team was beaten 5-0 by Leicester City last weekend.

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Bruce, a boyhood Newcastle fan, was in charge of 98 Sunderland games. He guided the club to 10th and 13th-placed finishes in the Premier League during his two years at the Stadium of Light.