Revealed! The small decrease in Newcastle United's squad value since Steve Bruce took charge

A recent study has shown which Premier League managers have been the best at increasing the value of their squads since they took charge – so where does Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce rank?

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 5:13 pm
Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce. (Photo by ANDREW COULDRIDGE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The 60-year-old is midway through his second season as Magpies head coach after succeeding Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2019.

During his time in charge, Bruce managed to keep United in the top-flight last season, though things are beginning to turn sour following a run of nine games without a win.

Each manager has been judged on how they’ve helped increase the value of players currently in their squad, so any players who have left the club during a manager's time in charge have not been included in the study by BettingOdds.com.

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Was: £470.3m. Now: £994.1m.

To determine the effect a manager has had on a player’s worth, the study analysed how much a player’s value has increased or decreased since they’ve been managed by their current boss. All figures in the study are from Transfermarkt.com.

Scroll and click through the pages to see where Bruce ranks alongside his fellow top-flight managers:

Was: £645.3m. Now: £950.7m.
Was: £202.1m. Now: £380.3m.
Was: £149.2m. Now: £300.1m.
Was: £310.1m. Now: £432.5m.
Was: £82.8m. Now: £155.1m.
Was: £66.8m. Now: £136.9m.
Was: £138.2m. Now: £176m.
Was: £182.5m. Now: £213m.
Was: £190.5m. Now: £215m.
Was: £246.2m. Now: £236.2m.
Was: £197.8m. Now: £187.2m.
Was: £254.5m. Now: £241.2m.
Was: £474.6m. Now: £453.4m
Was: £769m. Now: £740.6m.
Was: £236.1m. Now: £194.7m.
Was: £569.3m. Now: £496.5m.
Was: £757.4m. Now: £675.3m.
Was: £843.3m. Now: £663.6m.
Due to being at the club for only a month, BettingOdds.com opted against analysing Sam Allardyce’s squad at West Brom.