Chris Hughton had done a great job so far for Newcastle in the midst of some terrible working conditions as the interim manager at Newcastle.
Chris Hughton – I’ll get on with my job
And one of those is that he has no idea how long he will be in the job, amid the rising speculation that Barry Moat is trying to buy the club, and reports that he will immediately return Alan Shearer as manager of the club.
Chris talked today about the most recent speculation:
“If I worried about things like that I would drive myself mad.” “The new speculation is nothing I have been told about by anyone at the club, so I am just getting on with my job.”
“As far as I am aware, we are still in the same situation we were in a few months ago.” “I have learned to take most of what is written and claimed about the takeover and the club with a pinch of salt over the last few months.”
“I don’t know what would happen if there was a change of ownership. The way for me to deal with it is to just get on with my job – the club is still in the same position that we were when I was asked to take the job on.”
“I can’t afford to think in ‘what ifs’ and I haven’t thought about what would happen if I was asked to hand over to someone else.” “The players are the most important people in this, and the most important thing for me is to do the job to the best of my ability.”
“My job for the next fortnight is to prepare everyone properly for the Forest game.”
It’s really hard to fault this man for his work ethic or his attitude, which is one reason he’s got the lads playing so very well this season.
If Newcastle do replace him – if and when Moat buys the club – it could only happen at Newcastle – that a manager wins two consecutive CCC awards, has the team clear at the top of the Championship – but is replaced in the job.
Somebody at the club would need to explain that rather flawed logic.