Steve Bruce was the head coach of Newcastle United between 2019 to 2021, the fifth club he has managed in the Premier League.
After a successful playing career as a central defender, which included three Premier League titles with Manchester United, Bruce returned to the top tier of English football as manager of Birmingham City, having guided them to promotion in the 2001/02 campaign.
Bruce spent two seasons at St. Andrews as a player and he kept the Blues in the Premier League for four consecutive seasons before relegation in 2006. Birmingham quickly returned in the following campaign under Bruce's management.
He was appointed as Wigan Athletic manager in November 2007 and guided the Latics to 11th place in the 2008/09 Premier League season before leaving for Sunderland in the summer. Two mid-table finishes followed before departing the Stadium of Light in 2011.
Bruce took charge of Hull in the summer of 2012 and guided them to the Premier League at the first time of asking after the Tigers secured automatic promotion on the final day of the Championship season.
In their first campaign in the Premier League under the management of Bruce, Hull survived the threat of relegation with a 16th-place finish and won qualification to the UEFA Europa League after a runner-up finish in the FA Cup.
Hull succumbed to relegation in the 2014/15 campaign but were absent from the Premier League for only one season following a 1-0 Championship Play-off Final victory over Sheffield Wednesday in May 2016.
However, Bruce left his position as manager prior to the 2016/17 Premier League season starting.
Aston Villa appointed the English coach in October 2016, with Bruce going on to secure a playoff place at the end of the 2017/18. Fulham beat Villa in the final and a slow start to the following campaign meant Bruce departed Villa Park in October 2018.
A short spell with Sheffield Wednesday followed in 2019, before Newcastle confirmed his appointment on 17 July later in the year.
He led his hometown club to a 13th-placed finish in his first season in charge.
The club announced Bruce's departure on 20 October 2021.