Our new coach Chris Hughton, fresh from the impressive win at his old club Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday, has been talking to the Evening Chronicle again today.
Chris Hughton – enthusiastic coach
Chris told the Evening Chronicle:
â€œOne thing I have found is that the quality of the football is good.â€ â€œThereâ€™s no doubt who the top four teams are in the Premier League.â€
â€œBut if you look at the teams outside the top four, Portsmouth and Aston Villa have spent money.â€ â€œThen look at what Everton and Spurs have spent and what they will spend in the summer.â€ â€œThe bar has been lifted.â€
â€œThere are more clubs prepared to spend money and we have to stay up with that.â€
Like the Newcastle fans, Hughton is expecting some new additions to the Newcastle squad for next season but like his boss Kevin Keegan, is refusing to look too far down the road with six important games left in the season.
The higher Newcastle finish in the league the more money they get from the Premier league, but it’s more for pride the players and Keegan are playing for now, after a terribly disappointing season.
â€œEverybody here is going into the final few games on a high.â€ â€œThereâ€™s no doubt that the start Kevin Keegan had wasnâ€™t the best, but there were some hard games.â€
â€œWe played Manchester United twice and then Arsenal, but now we want to win as many games as we can.â€ â€œFrom a financial point of view you want to finish as high as you can too.â€
â€œAnd the only way to do that is by picking up as many points as we can.â€
Chris has made an excellent start at Newcastle United, and for whatever reason we’ve taken a liking to him in a number of ways.
Maybe it’s his optimistic attitude and enthusiasm, but Chris seems to be an excellent coaching partner for Kevin Keegan, that’s for sure.Â Chris is starting to look a solid appointment for the club.