7 Newcastle Managers feature in Top 20 Premier League bosses with most wins
By my reckoning there have been some 16 different Newcastle managers in the Premier League era.
Not bad going when you consider that there have been only 22 Premier League seasons that have included Newcastle United.
However, maybe a bit of a surprise to learn that 7 of those 16 Newcastle managers, also feature in the Top 20 Premier League managers in terms of most ever wins in the 24 year history under the PL branding.
Current boss Rafa Benitez is sixth in the list with 144 PL wins at Liverpool and Newcastle but there is somebody who is one place higher.
Yes, England supremo and former Newcastle (and Sunderland, West Ham and Bolton) boss Sam Allardyce is fifth in the list with 156.
Can you think of the five other Newcastle managers in the Top 20?
Obviously a lot of it is to do with how many seasons spent in the top flight, rather than an actual high win percentage.
With four former Sunderland managers featuring in the Top 10 (of this Top 20) it does make you wonder where it all went wrong for north east football…
The Top 20 Managers with most wins in the Premier League (compiled by the Daily Star):
94 Graeme Souness
97 Joe Kinnear
99 Claudio Ranieri
104 Alan Pardew
104 George Graham
108 Alan Curbishley
112 David O’Leary
115 Kenny Dalglish
116 Kevin Keegan
122 Gerard Houllier
130 Martin O’Neill
132 Steve Bruce
139 Mark Hughes
140 Jose Mourinho
144 Rafa Benitez
156 Sam Allardyce
190 David Moyes
236 Harry Redknapp
434 Arsene Wenger
528 Sir Alex Ferguson
If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]