As expected Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has won the Manager of the Month award for August in the Coca-Cola Championship
Hughton takes his team to Cardiff City on Sunday and will no doubt dedicate the award to his players, after their courage has taken the team to the top of the Championship.
Bobby Moncur told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I actually felt sorry for Chris at the start of the season.” “I think he only had a rough idea what was going on in the boardroom.”
“He probably felt isolated and that is always hard as a manager – I can vouch for that because I’ve been there!”
“Chris inherited a lot of problems when he came in again in the summer but he has managed to turn it all around and Colin Calderwood and all the backroom team deserve a lot of credit for that.”
“When Chris came in he was dealing with a lot of players whose minds were elsewhere.” “A lot of them went, but he still had to motivate them.”
“He’s deserved the credit all the way along. Nobody deserved the award for manager of the month more than Chris.”
Chris was the obvious winner since he had the best record in the league in August, and when you realize the terrible state the club is still in at its upper levels – it was even more obvious he was the top man in August.
Enjoy it Chris and congratulations – but we want you to get the award for September too, so let’s ensure we take care of Cardiff come Sunday. 😀