Steve Stone
Steve Stone
Personal information
Full name Steven Brian Stone
Date of birth 20 August 1971 (1971-08-20) (age 49)
Place of birth    Gateshead, England England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth clubs
England Nottingham Forest
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
England Nottingham Forest
England Aston Villa
EnglandPortsmouth (loan)
England Portsmouth
England Leeds United
193 0(23)
090 00(4)
068 00(8)
012 00(1)
368 0(37)   
National team
1995–1996 England England 0000(2)
Teams managed
England Newcastle United Reserves (assistant)
England Newcastle United (first team coach)

Steven Brian "Steve" Stone (born 20 August 1971) is an English former footballer. He was part of the coaching staff at Newcastle United from July 2010 to June 2015.

Club career

Stone began his career at Nottingham Forest, where, despite suffering three broken legs, he managed to establish himself as a vital team player, and also earned a call up to the England squad, making his international debut in 1995 against Norway. He went on to earn nine caps, scoring twice, and was part of Terry Venables' squad for Euro 96.

However, another serious leg injury meant he missed the entire 1996–97 season. Despite this, he fought his way back into the Forest team.

Following the club's relegation from the Premier League season, he moved to Aston Villa for £5.5 million in 1999, despite having made 229 appearances for Forest. He soon became a vital team player under then manager John Gregory, and came on as a substitute in the 2000 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. However, following Gregory's dismissal, Stone failed to impress new manager Graham Taylor, and, having failed to land a place at Manchester United two seasons earlier, he was transferred to Portsmouth for the 2002–03 season, having played in 121 games for Villa.

Despite continued injuries, he established himself as a regular in the Portsmouth team. He was an invaluable part of the team that won promotion to the Premier League in 2002–2003, and then achieved a mid-table finish the following season and narrowly avoided relegation the next. However, when his contract expired in June 2005, new manager Alain Perrin decided to release Stone, and he signed for Leeds United.

Stone's career at Leeds was short-lived. He was injured in training as soon as he joined the club, and it took him most of his first season to recover from the tendinitis in his Achilles tendon due to getting MRSA after the operation and then having to have a further two operations for the MRSA. Stone played a few matches at the end of the 2005–06 campaign, and continued to play at the start of the 2006–07 campaign, scoring once against West Brom. Injuries, however, struck again, and Stone retired early on 15 December.

Coaching career

On 27 July 2010, he was appointed reserve team assistant manager to Peter Beardsley at Newcastle United after a successful time working at their academy. Stone was promoted to first team coach on 14 December 2010, by new manager Alan Pardew.

Stone remained as first team coach after Pardew resigned to join Crystal Palace, with John Carver put in charge of Newcastle until the end of the season. On 9 June 2015, both he and Carver had their contracts terminated by Newcastle ahead of the announcement of Steve McClaren as new head coach.

Managerial statistics

As of 17 January 2015
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
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Total &0000000000000004.0000004 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000001.0000001 &0000000000000003.0000003&0000000000000004.0000004&0000000000000008.0000008 −4 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000.00

External links

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1. Seaman 2. G. Neville 3. Pearce 4. Ince 5. Adams 6. Southgate 7. Platt 8. Gascoigne 9. Shearer 10. Sheringham 11. Anderton 12. Howey 13. Flowers 14. Barmby 15. Redknapp 16. Campbell 17. McManaman 18. Ferdinand 19. P. Neville 20. Stone 21. Fowler 22. Walker

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