Shola Ameobi over the weekend raised the possibility of Hughton and his assistant Colin Calderwood, taking the Newcastle job until the end of the season.
Chris Hughton – happy to do the job as long as required
Shola said the two of them have the respect of the players and Chris and Colin have been able to form a cohesive team with fight and team spirit, which was missing big time last season.
So there’s no doubt the two of them so far have done a good job at the club, and that’s good for them.
Certainly Chris has acted very professionally at the club, since Kevin Keegan brought him here 18 months ago, and we hope he stays at the club and fulfils his current contract, which still has a couple of years to go.
Chris talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning about the Newcastle stand-in manager job, which cannot have been easy for the two of them:
“I’d be happy to do this job for as long as I’m asked to do it,”
“As for Joe (Kinnear) coming back – I haven’t heard anything. I’ve spoken to him because I worked with him and he had an operation of course, it’s normal I’d ring him to see how he is.”
“I certainly haven’t been told anything to that effect (that he’s coming back). I have spoken to him, asked him how things are and he’ll ask how things are here.”
“But I’ve most definitely not spoken to David O’Leary.”
It’s good that Chris stays out of the guessing game, because there’s been so much rubbish written this summer about Newcastle, that it’s stunning. But what’s new?
The daft news stories is what happens when you have an owner who will not deny or admit to any stories in the press.
In fact Mike Ashley never says anything, which is not good when you are the owner of a football club as big as Newcastle, with a football crazy fan base, and the fans and players have no idea what’s going on.
But we’re repeating ourselves – again.