There were some reports yesterday, obviously made up – after all it was Sunday – that Chris Hughton had been offered the permanent Newcastle United manager’s job until the end of the season.
Chris Hughton – no offer of permanent manager job
But the Newcastle caretaker boss, who continues quite brilliantly to take Newcastle forward with an excellent and professional 1-0 win yesterday at Cardiff, in front of their biggest home crowd in 30 years, says that’s news to him.
Hughton claimed today that nobody at the club has discussed the topic with him.
“That’s news to me,” “As far as I know the situation is still exactly the same.”
“I’ve been asked to take charge of this team until told different and I haven’t been told different at this stage.”
On the lighter side, Chris never seems to be told, or seems to know too much about what’s going on at the club above his position, so perhaps he will be offered the job in the next couple of days. 😀
That’s certainly not meant to be a criticism of Chris, in fact it’s the very fact he’s concentrated only on the job at hand, that’s one huge reason Newcastle look a transformed team this season, with skill and class in the second tier.
There’s nothing quite like a man doing his job well and efficiently and getting the success that dedication deserves, and that goes for Colin Calderwood too.
Whatever happens to Chris in the future, he’s done a magnificent job for the club so far, and we will not soon forget that!
And there’s no better evidence that Newcastle are a much improved side than to read the reports from the Cardiff press on the game yesterday. They handed it to Newcastle, who they thought were the better side with the class and know- how to win – and they even expect Newcastle to go straight back up this season.
That’s not from any daft Newcastle fans like ourselves – but from the opposition – so it’s very satisfying to have read the kudos Newcastle received for their performance yesterday.
It’s almost like we are getting a little respect and confidence back at the club, after Newcastle fans were completely devastated and mad as hell, that we were relegated last season – and deserved to be.
But because of all the stuff that happened last season, and the fact we don’t trust Ashley as far as we can throw him, we are taking absolutely nothing for granted this season, and each game is a new challenge on how to come out of the game with 3 points.
Well life goes on – and it’s not too bad a life right now in football to be truthful – well as long as Newcastle keep winning that is. 😀
Howay The Lads – we can do it!!