There is little doubt that the task Chris Hughton has at Newcastle right now, is the biggest challenge of his football career.
Chris Hughton – biggest test of his career
Success for Chris would be having Newcastle pick up a reasonable number of points in the games he will be in charge of, and at least keep us clear of, and above the relegation zone.
But with getting just a single point from the last two games, which were both winnable, at least on paper, a defeat tonight against Manchester United may have Ashley think again about bringing in an experienced manager to work with Chris over the following 3 games, until Joe Kinnear can return for the Stoke City game.
If Mike doesn’t, he will be playing with fire because a defeat against Hull City in our next game, will be a huge loss indeed.
We’d be a lot more confident about tonight if Kinnear was in charge, because while he’s not the greatest manager in the world, he has that ability to get the lads to give everything they have, and just never give up, whatever happens.
Chris said today:
“It’s one of the biggest challenges I’ve had.” “The way you have to look at it is that we have to look after ourselves now and acknowledge that it’s a big challenge for everybody around us too.”
“Our main aim is to just do what we need to stay in this division.” “It’s not just about Man United. It’s looking onwards.”
“All of them are equally important and an opportunity to get points.” “If it’s not to be it’s an opportunity to get confidence from a good performance.”
“Everybody should be looking forward to the game.”
A draw is looking like the best we can do tonight, and it also looks like we’ll need to keep a clean sheet if we are even to achieve that.
What do you think?