Since the players now at Newcastle are at least assured of being at the club until January, which hopefully will provide some missing stability to the club, it’s time to increase that stability even more and appoint Chris Hughton manager
Chris Hughton – with Colin – deserves manager of month award
That should be the case if Ashley is unlikely to sell the club this year, and that means we could even have two parts to the season, with two different managers and owners.
If somebody comes in and buys the club it’s likely Shearer will be appointed and if that’s the case Alan has to be very careful he maintains continuity and consistency and doesn’t try to change everything.
And today Newcastle players Steve Harper and Danny Guthrie have come out and said what a great job the coaching staff are doing under the quiet and calm leadership of Chris Hughton.
We fully expect caretaker boss Chris Hughton to be crowned August Manager of the Month award for the Coca Cola Championship, after steering the unbeaten Tyneside club to the top of the table. And he fully deserves it.
Harper spoke of the players’ respect for the managerial team.
“Chris, Colin and Paul Barron have all stepped up and done a fantastic job,”
“They have got the respect of everyone in that dressing room and that shows on the pitch.”
“Everyone has got each other’s backs and we’re in this together.”
And Danny Guthrie, who is starting to show some great form this season, not to mention some goal-scoring prowess, added:
“Chris and Colin have done wonders.”
“It’s testament to the job they’ve done that we’re top of the league and I think Chris more than deserves the manager-of-the-month award.”
“They’ve kept spirits up and have won the respect of all the lads.”
This all seems logical and a good time to appoint Chris on a permanent basis – at least until the club is sold.
But we have no idea what goes through the mind these days of the owner – because he never tells us anything – and Mike’s actions continue to amaze us.