A we had expected Chris Hughton will be given a new contract until the end of the season with an option for another year should Ashley decide to keep the club passed the summer (that would be disastrous)
Chris Hughton – new manager by tomorrow?
That’s the news today and Chris may even be installed as the new permanent manager before the start of the game at home to Doncaster tomorrow.
That’s going to be an important game for the lads to get back to their winning ways before we lose too many points in the promotion race.
The big question is whether Chris will be given the funds to strengthen the squad, because it’s more obvious than ever that the squad is just not good enough in depth.
Chris said today:
“The new contract is a case of crossing the t’s and dotting the I’s,” “What I have had is an offer. We are in discussions at the moment and I would hope to be sorted soon.”
“What is fact is they want me to be the manager and I want to be the manager.” “There has been an offer which I want to accept and we are in discussions.”
“The biggest part for me is the fact the club want me to be manager and I will get the chance hopefully to get this team back into the Premier League.”
“Will it give me more power? What is normal is when someone is on a contract they are in a stronger position then perhaps when they are not. I am hoping to sign the deal very, very soon.”
That was confirmed by Derek Llambias, and apparently the club is also hoping to clarify the situation regarding any possible takeovers within the next few days.
The possibility is they will again take the club off the market.
But why appoint a permanent manager before that is sorted seems strange, but maybe that’s how this lot do their business – back to front.
Unfortunately we may be stuck with Ashley and LLambias until the end of the season – a daunting prospect indeed, but they can help themselves by finding some money for Chris in the January transfer window.
It will not only help the club but help themselves too, since the club will at least double in price if we can get promoted.