Hughton – No Signs Of New Interim Boss At Newcastle


After another poor result at home to Arsenal yesterday, and just 2 points in the last 5 league games, with Chelsea next up, Newcastle United caretaker boss Chris Hughton doesn’t expect a new manager to be appointed. That’s bad news.

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Chris Hughton – no signs of any new interim boss
 

Hughton denied that owner Mike Ashley had gone down and spoken to the players in the dressing room after the game, but did confirm that he does not expect another manager to be drafted in at the club, as fans await Joe Kinnear’s return from heart surgery in about 3-4 weeks time.

Chris said:

“I have had no indication that anything will change.”

“Joe will be back at the time when he will be back, but apart from that, I am not aware of anything else.”

But the problem is that the damage may already be done, since in the 5 games Chris has been in charge following  Joe’s tripe bypass surgery Newcastle have managed just two draws, and are now 2 points from safety in 3rd bottom place.

It may be too late to bring in an experienced manager who can motivate the players, but Newcastle are in a very difficult position right now.  

It’s likely the team will get nothing from the next game at home to Chelsea, and then there will 7 games left, and none of the big four are in there, although Newcastle do face Aston Villa away on the last day of the season – 24th May.

But the problem Mike Ashley has is if Joe does have a relapse, or his doctors delay his going straight back into the Newcastle oven, then that will mean an extended time in charge for Chris.

And in 10 games in charge this season at Newcastle, he has 8 draws and two defeats, and it that scenario plays out then Newcastle will almost definitely be doomed.

That’s what Mike Ashley has to think over, very deeply this weekend, whether he should bring someone in, because it’s still not too late, but the sands of time are running out  quickly.

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26 comments so far

  • hitman

    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1

    MADNESS

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  • Stuart79

    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Joke

    Pay Kinnear off bring in Bruce and lets stay up.

    won’t happen but hey oh!

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  • Toon_Factor

    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #3

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII HHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEE MMMMMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jan Stavik

    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #4

    I can see NUFC going down, I really don’t think the players are good enough to get the 10-12 points needed to stay up.

    It’s a pity about the managerial set-up, but honestly the whole season has been a mess. First Keegan and his circus, then Joke and even more circus before we wrap it up with two unexperienced guys.

    Terrible, just terrible.

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  • Kurt

    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Lost all faith in the men who runs this club, we are going down. Thought last season was bad, but this season …….. have no words.

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  • ELFER

    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    I must admit the errors that where made do now come straight back to us…unbelieavable hard to take, but it’s unfortunately some kind of justice.

    We NEED a manager, now! If it’s shearar for interim again ok. If it’s Keegan 3rd time I’d not be happy but ok. If it’s Terry Vennables ok. If it’s Bruce I’d be excited – but all this names do not matter, a manager does matter! We need one!!! Now!

    JFK, I wish you all the best, but you will not be manager again, lad. Sad but true…

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  • NUFC Toon Army

    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #7

    But the problem is that the DAME may already be done, since in the 5 games Chris has been in charge following Joe’s TRIPE bypass surgery Newcastle have managed just two draws, and are now 2 points from safety in 3rd bottom place.

    Freudian Slips there Ed? lol

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #8

    ffs, we need someone until the end of the season

    hughton is a toss pot

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #9

    We are absolutely S..T and I am sick of it.

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  • WELSHMAG

    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #10

    If there’s anyone out there still supporting Ashley you need your head checked!

    I was always patient with Ashley, I allowed him time to make the desicions before jumping on the hate bandwagon, but now I’m furious! What is he doing to our football club? he is responsible for this mess, cock-up after cock-up on his part, from selling our better players to appointing shite managers he’s ruined the club in the space of a year. If I saw him walking down the street he’d need to get his fat ass out of there sharpish as I’m not sure what i’d do…. I’m half tempted to go and take a shit inside one of his crappy little sports shops here in cardiff, I’ll write a little note and stick it in saying ‘Mike ashley you cnut’. The man is a clowm. I can feel the hatred building game by game, the man wants to step up security at sjp.

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  • Jan Stavik

    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #11

    Maybe it’s better to go down, regroup and try to have a new go at it in a few years time.

    Today the club is being run very poorly, and honestly it’s impossible to run it well with sky high wages we are paying to average players. Look at this list and cry….
    Owen (100k)
    Martins (60+)
    Viduka (60k)
    Smith (60k)
    Butt (50k)
    Geremi (50k)
    Ameobi (30+)

    These guys are supposed to be the key men of our squad, and if you look at them it’s just really Martins who’s up for it these days.

    CCC doesn’t have to be so bad, at least the wage bill will finally be trimmed.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Mar 22, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #12

    Relegation remaining fixtures

    Hull

    Portsmouth
    Middlesbrough
    Sunderland
    Liverpool
    Aston Villa
    Stoke
    Bolton
    Man United

    Sunderland

    West Ham
    Man United
    Hull
    West Brom
    Everton
    Bolton
    Portsmouth
    Chelsea

    Portsmouth

    Hull
    West Brom
    Bolton
    Man United
    Newcastle
    Arsenal
    Blackburn
    Sunderland
    Wigan

    Stoke

    West Brom
    Newcastle
    Blackburn
    Fulham
    West Ham
    Hull
    Wigan
    Arsenal

    Blackburn

    Tottenham
    Liverpool
    Stoke
    Wigan
    Man City
    Portsmouth
    Chelsea
    West Brom

    Newcastle

    Chelsea
    Stoke
    Tottenham
    Portsmouth
    Liverpool
    Middlesbrough
    Fulham
    Aston Villa

    Middlesbrough

    Bolton
    Hull
    Fulham
    Arsenal
    Man United
    Newcastle
    Aston Villa
    West Ham

    West Brom

    Stoke
    Portsmouth
    Man City
    Sunderland
    Tottenham
    Wigan
    Liverpool
    Blackburn

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Mar 22, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #13

    Ashley must see sense.
    Dispense with JFK and appoint a manager with a track record, we will not be able to attract a top manager. IMO Bruce would be perfect.
    The decision to play a lone striker last night was shocking.
    I thought Nolan and Coloccini were dreadful and R Taylor is certainly not a RW/RM.
    We will get nowt next week and Stoke will roll us over, we will NOT win all of our remaining home fixtures after the Chelsea game. This will equate to RELEGATION……..
    Sad Days indeed.

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  • Toon_Ksk (Huh? u mean David Craig is real?)

    Mar 22, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #14

    It’s too late to bring in a manager now. JK is coming back, not sure how much he can contribute, but its certainly not the time to have a new manager when JK is coming back. It’ll be adding on to the chaos.

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 22, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #15

    i normally give my full support to whoever plays or represents newcastle in whatever capacity. however, that all changed last night. where to start………..

    Oba is a f******g disgrace – he should be fined maximum wages. who in thier right mind takes a penalty with thier weaker foot, especially such an important one like that. his arrogance has cost us dearly. if we went in one up at half time we would not have lost the game.

    Colo is a f******g clown and is getting worse as the games go on. every time he makes a mistake his hand goes up claiming a free kick rather than getting his head down and battling on.

    Duff is a conman who is reduced himself to diving around and punching the ground when the referee plays on

    too many players are not up for the fight and talk all week about putting things right but cant follow that up on the pitch. yes we played well for 45 mins but yet again nothing to show. arsenal were p1ss poor and were certainly there for the taking.

    and the biggest shambles goes to the coaching staff. what a bunch of f******g clowns. the team selection was woeful. i know guiterrez falls to bits around the box but at least he beats players and gives them huge problems. owen was poor against hull, fit or not he HAD to start yesterday. he would have scored the penalty and certainly tucked loverboys chance away. houghton and calderwood have lost the plot big time and the damage has been done. we now find ourselves cut adrift form the pack because of inept management. they are f*****g disraceful and i cant believe how far we have sunk. shame on you all. you dont deserve to be associated with this club

    i also want to condem the a**eholes chanting for Bobby – the same idiots who booed his side off the pitch when we finished 5th – apparently not good enough for many of you, the same idiots who didnt bat an eyelid when fat freddie binned him. you werent singing for him then were you? look where he took us too and look how far we have fallen in 5 years? the great man deserves better than your patrenising chants.

    The Exiles is a songwriting duo that has released 2 CDs of songs for and about the Toon Army.

    The duo is also supporting Mark Allison by writing two theme songs for his Run Geordie Run endeavors next year.

    Mark has already approved the lyrics for both tracks, which are now being prepared for recording.

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 22, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #16

    dont know why that end bit has been put on. whoops.

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  • Toon_Ksk (Huh? u mean David Craig is real?)

    Mar 22, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #17

    For those crying out for Steve Bruce, what makes you think he will join a sinking ship? Yes, he is a Geordie, but he has found job stability at Wigan and his team is doing well.

    Maybe we can try for Ketsbaia at the end of the season. Right now, its simply the wrong time to appoint a new manager, it should be done during JK’s surgery, not now.

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Mar 22, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Toon_Ksk (Huh? u mean David Craig is real?)
    JK should not be coming back, he is part of the problem.
    He sees Ameobi as part of the future i.e 3 yr contract etc. It is madness he is a dinosaur who is tactfully inept and blinkered and will grovel to MA to keep his job.
    He is nothing more than a yes man.
    Do not bring him back and approach Bruce for the job (I know i am dreaming)
    Sorry for the rant, just feeling lower than a snakes belly at the mo.

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Mar 22, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #19

    vivadavidkelly // Mar 22, 2009 at 11:13 AM Post 15

    Good post mate.
    I could not have expressed it better.

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  • Jan Stavik

    Mar 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #20

    Remaining games and predictions:

    Chelsea – 1p
    Stoke – 0p
    Tottenham – 0p
    Portsmouth – 3p
    Liverpool – 0p
    Middlesbrough- 3p
    Fulham – 1p
    Aston Villa – 0p

    = CCC

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  • toonarmyuk

    Mar 22, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Way way way too late to bring in anyone now. They should have done the honourable thing and paid Kinnear and his cronies off when he had his heart problem. If they had got someone in back then, they may have had a chance to change things, but will so little games left, I think are fate is sealed.
    In my heart of hearts I would like to think we can get 10 points from our remaining games (which I think would see us safe), but the way we have been playing lately anything is possible.
    Either way – whether we stay up or go down – I hope to God that it is the time at which we get a new owner, a new manager, get rid of the likes of Owen, Duff, Geremi, Smith, Ameobi, and let the youth come good.
    I’ve seen enough of this rabble now to know that they dont belong in the future of this club, and I for one am looking forward to next season either way, just because it will put and end to this tragic, depressing, good-for-nothing year of football.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 22, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Dire state of affairs I feel like I have had a tripe bypass along with all the players.

    Big names no end product,they are all a pile of Turd as individuals and even worse as a unit.

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Mar 22, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #23

    I agree that it’s probably too late to bring someone in – not because they couldn’t make a difference, but because no one will come. To be honest, despite everyone disliking the guy, I’d even take O’Leary. Sod it – he’s a manager with top flight experience. Things only fell apart at Leeds because of the finances. (they missed out on the Champions League and things collapsed). At least there’d be someone to put a hand on the rudder, at the moment we’re just drifting towards the bottom…

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  • Mag 48

    Mar 22, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Who would want to come here anyway its only half a job with little to no say in what goes on.

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  • workyticket

    Mar 22, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #25

    vivadavidkelly // Mar 22, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    “i also want to condem the a**eholes chanting for Bobby – the same idiots who booed his side off the pitch when we finished 5th – apparently not good enough for many of you, the same idiots who didnt bat an eyelid when fat freddie binned him. you werent singing for him then were you? look where he took us too and look how far we have fallen in 5 years? the great man deserves better than your patrenising chants.”

    I was thinking exactly the same thing too.

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  • sahota

    Mar 23, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #26

    Please don’t just say any bad words towards me. being following English football very closely from years and specially following Newcastle from heart. I think there is minority of fans around the country in every club and they are not doing any good. Fans should understand they can not win league every year, you can not finish top 4 every year. And for team like Newcastle you can not always be in Top 5 or 8. Major problem with us is we never ever gave chance to some good manager we had in past.

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