Newcastle caretaker boss Chris Hughton has admitted he would take the Newcastle manager job on a permanent basis.
Chris Hughton – done great job – so far
Chris has been at St James’ Park for just over 18 months, but already he is in his third stint as caretaker boss, and has gone through hell and high water for the Newcastle club – talk about loyalty in times of crisis.
Of course the club’s future is yet to be resolved, and we may know better when Newcastle releases their announcement on the sale to Barry Moat, or lack thereof today.
But after 3 impressive wins Hughton has said that if he was offered the job full time – he would take it.
“If they offered me the job, would I take it? Yes, I would,” “I’m very focused. I have a responsibility with this team to prepare, with my staff, this side for football matches.”
“Management is something that has always interested me. My situation with the times I’ve managed, it’s been for a reason.”
“When I was at Tottenham, there had been a change of manager and I held the fort.”
“If the club is not sold, they will of course make a decision on who they want as manager.” “I’m happy to do that job for as long as they want.”
There’s not many fans would disagree with the fact that Chris has done great since July 1st.
Just one very dodgy result, 6-1 at Leyton Orient in pre-season, but that seems to have helped the lads gel, as Chris made it clear that pathetic performances like that one, were just completely unacceptable.
Wins are wins and we’ve had three in succession without conceding a goal, so it doesn’t get much better than that, even if this is just the Championship.
And we think Chris is capable of keeping the players feet firmly on the ground this season, as we try to get as many wins as we can, and gain one of those two automatic places for promotion.
I’m not sure my heart would stand a play-off for promotion – not at Newcastle.