Hughton Not Offered Permanant Newcastle Manager Job


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.

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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!!



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19 comments so far

  • AussieToon

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    He is doing a wonderful job, his tactics are spot on, and he has these players motivated for success.

    The worst thing we need now is interference and another soap opera to disrupt our season.

    Chris Hughton deserves it, and it is all good at the moment. Leave it as is.

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  • shrews mag

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Not sure if anyone else went to the game yesterday but I thought the Cardiff crowd were poor. I heard stories of the support being ‘hostile’ (in a ‘good atmosphere’ sort of way) but after the initial kick off, and the first goal, they were as quiet as mice.

    Nile had a nightmare … in the warm up … and was getting some stick from the fans behind the goal for his inability to hit the target with headers, or shots at any given distance. However I thought he had a great game up front on his own.

    Barton didn’t really shine, and Peter L seemed to be lacking fitness but the all round effort was superb.

    I would like to see chopra back at the toon … he looked sharp yesterday …

    Note for anyone visiting Cardiff City in the future … the ground has an away fans car park directly adjacent to the away entrance and its £5.00. Well worth it … as parking is a nightmare around the ground and the city.

    Great day out … TOP OF THE LEAGUE …

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #3

    chris hughtonhas been brilliant, does anyone think a role for curbishley as dof if fat boy stays?

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  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #4

    We always have b&w glasses on here, this report puts our performance and top spot into a (satisfying) neutral perspective. It’s well worth the read…

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/footballnation/cardiff-city-fc/2009/09/14/wily-newcastle-united-too-smart-for-bluebirds-91466-24680642/

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #6

    jinky- great minds mate

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  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #7

    GG7 – I have been banging the drum for CH being promoted to continental style Head Coach with CC as deputy and having all training and selection responsibilities. Then having a parallel director of footie that can work WITH him on broader issues from strategy to identifying new players (with CH having final say).

    Problem is, as many doubters rightly point out, under Ashley we wouldn’t get the excellent Curbs (who I agree is a good choice) but the rancid JFK!!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #8

    jinky- that is a very good idea about head coach, the only reason i would say theres a good chance of curbs, is because the crook and ashley are indeed good friends with him.

    curbs is a good manager, and a good man of football. i would have loved him as england manager before that basil brush looking cont steve mclaren got it

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  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Hello lads and lasses of the blog.

    I admit I have not posted for a few weeks, although have checked on from time to time.

    Life on the up (slowly) and its a great feeling being top of the league.

    Fair dues to Colo for getting his goal. Wasnt the best football Ive seen but 3 point is 3!!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #10

    hello graeme, nice to see you again mate, hows it going? great game yesterday, not in a footballing sense, but in a way we went there, silenced the welsh, made them look poor, and with a fairly young side, it was a very much mature performance.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #11

    curbishley could not work with a director of football at Wes ham so he would be a hypercritical if he then became one, and stories like this could destabilize the team, thankfully Chris keeps his feet on the ground, if hes given the job it makes it more difficult to return to coaching. the most likely thing Ashley will do is make kinnear director of football & balls up all the good work.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #12

    can i just say, alot of the cardiff fans were saying to me yesterday that barton was a class apart from the welsh midfield, i thought tbh barton had an awful game from his standards

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  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #13

    Geordie Gerrard –

    Fine mate. Just been away for a bit following my marriage gannin t*ts up and been off work for a bit too.

    It is a lovely feeling not having to worry about how much we are beat by!!!!

    Aye it wasnt pretty but as I say 3 points is 3 points!!!!!!

    Roll on Blackpool on Wed.

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  • batty

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #14

    Toon Graeme just asking aboot you yesterday m8

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  • Matt

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Good. His tactics are shocking.

    We’re STILL trying that retarded routine from kick off where we lump the ball up for our forwards/wingers who NEVER win it. It has not worked once and I have no idea why we persist with it. We’ve got one of the most technically adept squads in the league and we won’t pass it around. Ridiculous.

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  • lesh

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #16

    Yup, dave 1961, your proposition that ‘the most likely thing Ashley will do is make kinnear director of football & balls up all the good work’ .

    It sounds ludicrous and because of that, it’s the move most likley to be adopted by he who has made a dog’s breakfast of owning Newcastle United.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #17

    good to hear graeme, all sorted now, going well and toon are winning, cant be much beter atm lad

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #18

    Jinky,
    i think you’ll find that the position of ‘Head Coach’ is an American ‘invention’…Comin’ out of American Football, mate!?!..
    …Top plan tho’!..

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Sep 14, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #19

    His substitutions are terrible and often come too late to make an impact.

    He has been VERY LUCKY with how the games have gone but I look at the way we play now and we are EXACTLY the line up and team that FAT SAM would’ve played.

    When we lose a few on the spin Hughton will be exposed as not good enough for this huge job.

    He has no plan B and that will he his and our downfall.

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