Chris Hughton is the man in the unenviable position of preparing the team now that Kevin Keegan and Terry McDermott have left the club.
Chris Hughton – preparing team for game against Tottenham
Chris rightly talked today about the poor defending on Saturday, when all of West Ham’s goals were sloppy goals to concede from a Newcastle viewpoint:
“We have a great group of lads and felt we had a team on the pitch that was good enough to get a result,”
“We had to play a central defender in center midfield, which was a blow to us, but still we felt we could contain them.”
But Newcastle players are football professionals, and well paid ones at that, so it’s hard to keep trying to support them when they are playing way below their best.
And poor defensive play certainly isn’t helping anything.
“We knew they would have a spring in their step because they had a new manager but despite that, we cannot defend like we did,”
Hughton was caretaker-manager of Tottenham, after Martin Jol was sacked, and now he finds himself in the same position at Newcastle, after Kevin Keegan resigned from the club.
Chris will prepare Newcastle United for a League Cup tie against his former club Tottenham on Wednesday evening, and he continued:
“Every circumstance is different, the only thing we can do is react to the circumstances of the moment and the circumstances here are no different to what they were a few days ago,”
“At some stage they will be resolved but at this stage nobody knows in what way.”
Chris Hughton, like the rest of the players and the fans of the club, has not idea when that will be.
It’s difficult to know exactly what’s happening at the club with the present regime, who just don’t say anything to their paying customers.
But we have to hope that somebody will come in and buy the club soon, for the sake of the Newcastle United Football club.