* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Steven Brian "Steve" Stone (born 20 August 1971) is an English former footballer and current caretaker manager of Newcastle United along with John Carver. He has been part of the coaching staff at Newcastle United since 2010.
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.
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.
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.