Chris Hughton at least has the right attitude, and few Newcastle fans would disagree with that.
Chris Hughton – wants to be Newcastle manager long term
How could anybody else survive at the Newcastle club over the last 20 months, (close to 10 years at normal clubs), and actually love the club a lot more than when he started at St. James’ Park a year last February? 😀
Let’s at least give Chris some credit for what’s he’s been willing to go through in the name of the famous Newcastle United football club, which of course is known the world over.
What we don’t know with Chris, just as we don’t know with Alan Shearer, if we were to be brutally honest, is whether he’s got what it takes to be a top manager in the Premier League.
But we are willing for Chris to be super successful on Tyneside.
He was asked today, by the Sunday Sun, and told the only certain thing about being Newcastle manager is that he would get the sack – sooner or later:
“It’s not something you think of when you take on the job but it goes with the territory.”
“The things utmost in your mind are the excitement of being in the position and the job in hand. Longer term (the target) is to earn an extended contract.”:
“And the only way you’ll do that is by doing well enough in the period of time that you’re here. That means getting this club back up into the Premier League.”
If Chris does get the club promoted and Ashley decides to stay on (oh no!), it seems almost certain that Ashley will extend Chris’ contract along with that of Colin Calderwood.
But if that happens we’re not sure how we can attract top talent to the club – that’s the dilemma we have on Chris staying on longer than this season.
But maybe that is an unfounded concern – what do you think?
Comments always welcome.