The last 12 Newcastle Managers, what are their derby records against Sunderland and who comes out on top?
Such has been the nature of United over the years, 8 Newcastle managers only lasted long enough to see 1 derby game.
Although it also didn’t help when Sunderland kept on being relegated…
Of the four who managed more than one derby match, who had the best record.
Working backwards we have Joe Kinnear, two derby matches in the relegation season and only one point, giving him an average of 0.5 points. The failure to beat Sunderland that season a key part in Newcastle’s relegation.
Next worst is our old friend Alan Pardew. An atrocious record of only one win in eight derbies, with three draws and four defeats he ends up with 0.75 points per derby.
Second top we have Sir Bobby Robson. Only one defeat in his seven derbies, three draws and three wins give him a 1.7 points average.
Drum roll…top of the shop is Kevin Keegan, twice in fact!
Keegan won all four derbies when he first managed Newcastle and then won one out of one before being forced out by Mike Ashley and Dennis Wise.
Of the eight who only oversaw one derby, the most spectacular was surely Chris Hughton with the fabulous Halloween 5-1, only weeks before Ashley sacked him!
Whilst Glenn Roeder has the landmark 4-1 Shearer last game one to treasure.
Steve McClaren starts his derby career tomorrow, here’s hoping he is another Kevin Keegan, rather than a Alan Pardew…
Steve McClaren P0 W0 D0 L0 Points ?
John Carver P1 W0 D0 L1 Points 0 – Average points 0
Alan Pardew P8 W1 D3 L4 Points 6 – Average points 0.75
Chris Hughton P1 W1 D0 L0 Points 0 – Average points 3
Joe Kinnear P2 W0 D1 L1 Points 1 – Average points 0.5
Kevin Keegan P1 W1 D0 L0 Points 3 – Average points 3
Sam Allardyce P1 W0 D1 L0 Points 1 – Average points 1
Glenn Roeder P1 W1 D0 L0 Points 3 – Average points 3
Graeme Souness P1 W1 D0 L0 Points 3 – Average points 3
Sir Bobby Robson P7 W3 D3 L1 Points 12 – Average points 1.7
Ruud Gullit P1 W0 D0 L1 Points 0 – Average points 0
Kenny Dalglish P1 W0 D1 L0 Points 1 – Average points 1
Kevin Keegan P4 W4 D0 L0 Points 12 – Average points 3