Thu 2 May 2024, 12:30 · Liam Brusby

Eddie Howe set to join Newcastle legends by reaching prestigious landmark

Eddie Howe set to join Newcastle legends by reaching prestigious landmark
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Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe will take charge of his 100th Premier League game for the Magpies this weekend.

This is an accomplishment only three others have achieved for the Magpies.

His 100th game will be away at Burnley this Saturday, a club Howe previously managed at. The thought of this accolade will surely be in the back of his mind however, as the Magpies are dead set on leaving Turf Moor with all three points to continue their push for European football next season.

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Howe joins Pardew, Robson and Keegan in the PL 100 club

That's right! Alan Pardew, Sir Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan are the only managers in history to manage 100 games for the Magpies.

Pardew took charge in December 2010 following the sacking of Chris Hughton and went on to manage 154 matches, winning 58, drawing 34 and losing 62. Pardew guided us to a fifth-place finish back in 2011/12.

Robson joined a struggling Newcastle team in September 1999 after previously rejecting an offer to stay at Barcelona during the 1996/97 season. Robson managed the most games with 188, in those 188 games he won 83, drew 51 and lost 54. He won a total of 300 points, an average of 1.60 points per game.

Keegan oversaw 162 games over two spells at the club between 1993-1997 and 2008. Keegan has the most wins out of the trio with 83, he also drew 36 and lost 43.


Can Howe better Robson's record?

If Howe were to reach 188 games, he would have to remain at the club for a few more seasons which is possible!

Howe is close to matching the number of wins Pardew has with the current boss on 48 wins, just 10 away from equalling his total in many games fewer.

He would need to have some run of form in the next campaign to get close to Robson and Keegan's statistics. But you never know what Howe could achieve.

Eddie Howe, we salute you on your 100th Premier League game, here's to 100 more!