Interesting table below, with it showing the stats of how Newcastle United managers have fared, over the course of the Premier League era.
It might be early days for Rafa Benitez but no surprise to see which three NUFC bosses are in the top three spots when it comes to games played in the top tier since 1993/94 – Newcastle’s first season as a Premier League club.
Rafa is the only one appointed by Mike Ashley who is in the top five.
King Kev is right at the top of course with a points per PL game of 1.76, incredible what he achieved from such a low starting point – staring the third tier of English football in the eye when taking over.
Then winning the Championship and finishing 3rd, 6th, 2nd and 2nd in the Premier League in the final four seasons of his first spell as manager, these stats below also including when he came back to try and save us from the madness of Ashley & Allardyce.
Sir Bobby Robson in second spot, recovering from a pretty poor/average first full season in charge (11th in 2000/2001) before going on to finish 4th, 3rd and 5th in his next three.
Let’s hope Rafa Benitez ends up overtaking both of them…
Thanks to @bigchrisholt for the season by season table above.