FACTBOX-Soccer-Former Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce


Reuters | Updated: 20-10-2021 16:02 IST | Created: 20-10-2021 16:02 IST
FACTBOX-Soccer-Former Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce

Factbox on manager Steve Bruce, who left Premier League club Newcastle United by mutual consent on Wednesday. Born: Dec. 31, 1960 in Corbridge, England

Managerial career: Sheffield United, 1998-99

Guided Sheffield United to eighth place in the First Division, nine points away from a place in the playoffs. Huddersfield Town, 1999-2000

Had a short spell at Huddersfield where he was sacked in October 2000 after a disappointing start to the season. Wigan Athletic, 2001

Spent less than two months at the club, leading them to the Second Division playoffs. Crystal Palace, 2001

Resigned after three months into the job. Birmingham City, 2001-07

Returned to Birmingham, where he previously was a player. Helped them achieve promotion to the Premier League in his debut season, ending a 16-year absence from the top level of English soccer. The team suffered relegation in the 2005-06 season but fought back to return to the top flight the next season.

Wigan Athletic, 2007-09 Returned to Wigan for his second spell after leaving Birmingham. Helped them secure Premier League survival with a win in the penultimate game of the 2007-08 season and an 11th-place finish the following campaign.

Sunderland, 2009-11 Spent two seasons at Sunderland, who sacked him after the team were 16th in the table following a poor run of form in the 2010-11 campaign.

Hull City, 2012-16 Led them to promotion to the Premier League in his first season and helped them reach the FA Cup final for the first time in 2014.

Signed a three-year extension in March 2015 but left the club the next year after becoming frustrated by a lack of transfer activity at the club. Aston Villa, 2016-18

Led them to the Championship playoff final in the 2017-18 season but was sacked by the club after a poor run of form in the next season. Sheffield Wednesday, 2019

Guided them to a 12th-place finish in the Championship after being appointed in January. Newcastle United, 2019-21

Led Newcastle to 13th and 12th-placed finishes in the Premier League and helped them reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and the League Cup. Left the club on Wednesday, two weeks after they were taken over by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium. (Compiled by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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