We are rather fond of statistics here as we know most football fans are, and we know that stats play a vital role when looking for the best bets with online bookmakers in the UK to ensure our own betting win percentages remain as high as possible.
That is why betting authors such as Vadim Mikelevich give us such useful insight as do the history books, which is why we have delved through the Magpies managerial record books and come up with Newcastle’s three best ever managers according to win percentage.
There is a stipulation though, they must have managed at least fifty games.
So, without further ado, here they are…
George Martin – 49.03%
Scotsman George Martin became the Magpies first since the end of the second world war when he took charge in May 1947.
Martin made a controversial start to life in Newcastle selling prolific goal scorer Len Shackleton to rivals Sunderland for £13,000 but surprisingly it proved to be a master stroke as Martin guided the Magpies to the runners up spot in the second division.
He more than made up for selling Shackleton by being the man who brought Jackie Milburn.
In total, Martin took charge of 155 Newcastle games winning 76, drawing 40, and losing 39 before leaving in 1950 to join a struggling Aston Villa.
Kevin Keegan (first stint) – 54.98%
Kevin Keegan quickly proved he had just as many skills off the pitch as he had on it.
After coming into the club in February 1992 with the club in serious danger of relegation to the third tier, Keegan kept the club up and then the following year swept to the title after bringing in the likes of Rob Lee, Barry Venison, and Paul Bracewell.
Keegan’s attacking philosophy captured the Premier League by storm and as we know he guided the club to whisker of the topflight title in that now famous 1995/96 season.
On the 8th January 1997 with Newcastle in contention for the title, Keegan made the decision to resign from the club after a period in which he managed 251 games winning 138 times, drawing 51 and losing 62.
He would later return in 2008 for more a firefighting role sticking around for nine months.
Chris Hughton (Third stint) – 59.38%
Who would have thought Chris Hughton is the Magpies best ever manager according to win percentage?
Having had to brief caretaker stints first in 2008 when Kevin Keegan left for a second time and then to replace Joe Kinnear until Alan Shearer took over, Hughton was finally given the hotseat permanently in May 2009 after the club had confirmed relegation to the Championship.
What followed that season under Hughton was remarkable as Newcastle breezed to over 100 points and the Championship title.
After guiding the club back into the Premier League, Hughton was sacked by the club in December 2010 despite the club in a relatively healthy position and Hughton a popular figure among players and fans alike.
During that spell, Hughton managed 64 games winning 38, drawing 11 and losing 15 making him the greatest Newcastle manager of all time – technically.