Chis Hughton is now on a four-man shortlist for the Coca Cola Championship Manager of the Month award for August.
Chris Hughton – done wonders since July
Chris has done phenomenally well and is almost odds-on to win the award for leading Newcastle to 4 wins and a draw in their first 5 league games with 4 successive clean sheets.
You cannot do much better than that, and when you consider the chaos off the field owner Ashley is still creating, Chris will and is the red-hot favorite.
Following last Monday’s 1-0 win over Leicester City, which was a really tough game and in the end a very good win for the side, Newcastle players Steve Harper and Danny Guthrie both called for Hughton’s work to be rewarded with the monthly manager award.
Hughton is joined on the short list by Preston North End and former Newcastle chief Alan Irvine, West Brom’s Roberto Di Matteo and Sheffield United’s Kevin Blackwell.
Hughton stands head and shoulders above these other three for the results last month, and it will be a fitting reward for the great work he has done at the club since July 1st.
Working with Colin Calderwood he has reinvigorated the team, and the Newcastle fans are showing, once again, they are willing to support the lads 100% as they continue produce gutsy fighting football, with a never-say-die attitude.
If anybody deserves this award it’s Chris Hughton.