Hughton – They Still Want Me As Manager


The last two poor results does not seem to have lessened the will of owner Mike Ashley to appoint Chris Hughton as the permanent Newcastle manager.

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Chris Hughton – will become new Newcastle manager

Chris talked about the job today:

“The objective at the start of the season was to get this club promotion, and that hasn’t changed.”

“Talks are ongoing, but from both parties’ points of view, they want me to be the manager and I want to be the manager here.”

And Mike Ashley has held further talks with Newcastle businessman Barry Moat, although that may be a little bit of a waste of time, since one thing that’s become certain is that Moat just doesn’t have enough money to buy the club – even at an absolute bargain price of £80M.

However, no appointment will be made until it’s clear that Moat doesn’t have the money, although that’s been obvious for months now.

Middlebrough’s start to the season was not good enough for Chairman Steve Gibson, and of course he sacked manager Gareth Southgate, late on Tuesday night,  following their 2-0 home win over Derby County.

The Teessiders were today said to be completing their plans to appoint former Celtic and Southampton boss Gordon Strachan, as Gareth Southgate’s replacement.

Hughton has said that he expects Southgate to return to management in the near future:

“There are certainly no surprises in this game. Gareth is a manager who has served the club very, very well.”

“He’s wonderful football person and I am quite sure it will not be long before he is plying his trade back in management. But there aren’t too many surprises these days.”

Unless there’s mammoth surprise and Moat can somehow strike a deal with Ashley, expect Chris Hughton to become permanent manager soon after the Doncaster Rovers game this Saturday, which we just must   win.



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32 comments so far

  • magpie6699

    Oct 22, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Never mind the quality – he’s a bargain. (that’s probably all that matters to MA)

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Oct 22, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #2

    I don’t believe he will made permanent manager.

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  • Nobby_Long

    Oct 22, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #3

    yes, Chris, and the reason is they are idiots

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  • Nobby_Long

    Oct 22, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #4

    I bet there are so many strings attached to any deal that it would be nigh-on impossible to do a deal with Ashley.

    If the club is such a bargain at £80m, why on earth has there not been bidders tripping over themselves to buy it??

    Two potentials reasons….1) £80m is just a down payment, & Ashley is wanting all sorts of things paid on promotion etc.

    2) Ashley is just stringing everyone along and has no real desire to sell at the minute.

    Either way, this would make it very difficult for any buyer to do a deal, plus unless you are seriously rich, we will make a hell of a loss if we don’t get promoted which will need to be factored into the thinking….

    How does anyone know it is Moat that is causing the delay…….I’m sure I’ve read an article somewhere in the past week or so that alludes to Ashley being unwilling to sell & very awkward to deal with.

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  • premier

    Oct 22, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #5

    because which proven manager would touch it with a barge pole

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  • Waddles mullet

    Oct 22, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #6

    GET IN !!!!!
    Just in time for me to start paying for next years season tickets.
    Thanks Mike your a star.

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  • NewcastleMole

    Oct 22, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Moat made his money selling them plastic singing fishes which hang on the wall of course he cant afford to buy the club.

    As ive said all along Ashley will still be in charge at the end of the season.

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  • Toonmania

    Oct 22, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Waddles,
    GET IN !!!!!
    Just in time for me to start paying for next years season tickets.
    Thanks Mike your a star.

    what do you mean by that? do you mean mike ashley is staying?? do you know something for definate

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  • Waddles mullet

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Toonmania // Oct 22, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    Waddles,
    GET IN !!!!!
    Just in time for me to start paying for next years season tickets.
    Thanks Mike your a star.

    what do you mean by that? do you mean mike ashley is staying?? do you know something for definate

    THEY STILL WANT ME AS MANAGER!!

    Never heard JACK SH!T

    But certain ash is staying!

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  • toonsy

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Something doesnt add up. Hughton wants the job, they want him to have it and yet its still not been confirmed 2 days after the supposed meetings.

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  • dave 1961

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #11

    boycott

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  • Waddles mullet

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #12

    dave 1961 // Oct 22, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    boycott

    NEVER!!!!!!!

    I support the team!

    Sorry

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Boycott – is hte only way to ge rid of FATASH.

    I go as far as say that anyone that goes to a home game is supporting ASHLEY !!!!!

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  • jordi

    Oct 22, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #14

    BlacknWhite Barmy

    Boycott – is hte only way to ge rid of FATASH.

    I go as far as say that anyone that goes to a home game is supporting ASHLEY !!!!!
    —————————————–
    Maybe you should change your username to
    BlacknWhite Barmy But Only When It Suits Me
    or something mate because boycotting the games won’t hurt Ashley, it’ll just hurt the team. You remember the team don’t you? Play in Black n White…

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  • jordi

    Oct 22, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #15

    @toonsy

    I think its just more bluff by MA so he doesn’t have to get a proper manager and can hold off giving CH a raise (which you’d expect from coach to manager).

    He’s running out of excuses not to provide funds now (Keegan tribunal, selling the club etc.) so I expect soon another saga will appear to keep MA’s purse closed, at least until the window shuts again.

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  • dave 1961

    Oct 22, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #16

    cant remember the last time i actually seen the team play i have seen the turn up and take the p on many occasions, and any one who doesn’t want to boycott that’s up to them. i cant see any other way of dumping that lump of lard. if the majority turn up no matter what he will take it down another notch, it was a boycott that got rid of Gordon McKeag & his cronies.

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  • jordi

    Oct 22, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #17

    @dave 1961

    Trouble is, forcing MA out might just put us into administration. I can see where you’re coming from about the team not putting the effort in, physically hurts me to watch the overpaid little wasters jog around oblivious to the hell they’re putting us through.

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  • MacToon

    Oct 22, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #18

    42K expected at the game!

    Sorry but Waddles and Jordi can’t agree but it’s your choice, for me I’m not being taken for a mug any more.

    I hope you get a good performance or atleast a positive result.

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  • tom tomb

    Oct 22, 2009 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Hughton – They Still Want Me As Manager

    We don’t now f— off.

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  • pearceet

    Oct 23, 2009 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #20

    I think we are over complicating things too much.
    How easily did we score our goal on Tuesday night????
    Very.
    We simply passed it around them it was very SIMPLE. All the players think they are too good for the championship and they try and do it all by themselves eg guiterrez be has shot more times this season than he did last season allready. I think if we keep it simple and playas a team rather than individuals we will go back up.

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  • Sav

    Oct 23, 2009 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #21

    Great, Hughton’s still getting the job after the results we’ve had and the dire football we are serving up.
    Bob Moncur is a good bloke but his vote for CH on the grounds of ‘steadying the ship’ and ‘stability’ are misplaced.
    The reason Shearer didn’t get the gig is because he was serious about a long term plan, getting things put right first, perhaps even above immediate promotion as a priority. Everyone can see we have miles to go to reach Prem standard football right now.
    Instead, Ashley has chosen Hughton. Moncur is confusing ‘steadying the ship’ with Hughton’s refusal to rock the boat. They are not the same thing. And he is mistaking ‘ stability’ for ‘more of the same’, which is all we’ll be getting.
    I don’t want to be criticising Hughton, but the very reason he would gladly take the job is why he shouldn’t get it. Hughton will willingly put up with second best – an undersized squad and no transfer money, with lippy, lazy and underperforming players. Newcastle fans can be called deluded and accused of having a big club mentality if others want to say so, but we should not tolerate the club being run in a third-rate manner, at which CH plainly won’t demur.

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  • ginkoh

    Oct 23, 2009 at 4:05 AM

    Comment #22

    Did Ashley ever make the right decision ? He has no a little bit football knowledge and be the most SUXXing football club owner ever !!! He’s legend !!

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  • Ericles

    Oct 23, 2009 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #23

    Hughton, think on this – They = Ashley and Lame-arse. We = the fans and WE do not! They know you are not Keegan and it shows!

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  • Marty-Toon

    Oct 23, 2009 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #24

    Goordon strachan……man i would rather see him at St.James`s
    I reckon that if we continue in this manner we will see JOSE and NOLAN leavin in January and then we are in the shit.
    I won`t say MA get out as he cannot because no-one that has the cash is interested in NUFC,they would rather buy Pompey or the hammers.
    They don`t know what they are missing 🙂

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  • sahota

    Oct 23, 2009 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #25

    Everyone has right to take their decision. I am the one who thinks that Mike needs to be forced out. What will happen if we will lose 2-3 games. If already are doing badly. I said several times, Mike will not change things because he has seen that we will always fill the stadium and pay money for being beaten by POOR teams.

    If we would have great team who works their socks out and go out and play from their hearts and win us matches then I can see the point about supporting the team. But look at it now. Mike is taking everything guaranteed.
    Their is a reason why nobody is able to buys us as someone earlier pointed out, Mike must be putting some special conditions in the SALE. He just don’t want to walk away with a loss.

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  • Johno Toon

    Oct 23, 2009 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #26

    I dont see what the big fuss is over hughton been made manager as far as im concerned he has done a good job so far , yes the football has not been great but the way I look at it is the end will justify the means.

    People really need to start getting real with this league. On paper we are prob the best team in the league and should beat most teams easily, but that aint football. Teams are going to dig their heels against us and play better than normal becasue we are the biggest club in the league. And we were never gonna go the whol season unbeat. We will have another run of games when we dont win for 4 or 5 games deal with it.

    This is the part that pains me, I think we will have to wait until ashley makes a profit on us before he sells. I did have high hopes for him when he first bought us but has turned out just to be a f***ing w***er. Simple as

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  • Nick D

    Oct 23, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #27

    Ed i wish you would stop saying a bargain 80M.
    We all know there is a 100M loan attached, plus the overdraft and still some stupid wages.

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  • Ericles

    Oct 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Sav has about said it all on this. We should seriously think about his analysis of the present situation. Ashley intends to sell again in January. He will cash in on Enrique, Jonas, Krul, and any others that other clubs come sniffing around. Hughton will oblige. What else does this temporary manager take lying down?

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  • Nick D

    Oct 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #29

    We couldn’t get a buyer when we were in the premiership, why would we automatically get one even if we did get promoted. Seymour Pierce are worse than useless.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 23, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #30

    All Downhill from here.
    CH is not management material,the players walk all over him and so does the Owner.

    More asset stripping in January-End of the season bottom 3.

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  • lesh

    Oct 23, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #31

    Hughton – They Still Want Me As Manager

    Should have read……

    Hughton – They Still Want ME As Manager?

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  • Sav

    Oct 23, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #32

    ….Nice one, Lesh. Harr, harrr!

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