Hughton has talked today before tonight’s important game at Bramall Lane, and said that at least as far as he is concerned this is the start of a new era at Newcastle.
Chris Hughton – new era at Newcastle United
But because Chris is now the permanent manager at the club, he doesn’t see too much changing in the way he does things behind the scenes:
“For me it feels like the start of a new era even though the way I want to approach it is to carry on in a business-as-usual way,”
“Will I be any different on the training pitch? No. Will I be any different in the way I approach the players? No.”
“The decisions and difficulties I have now will not be any different to what they were last week. The issues will not be any different. It’s just the tag that is different. It’s how people perceive it.”
“At times it will feel different. Very much so. But it is something I expect and something I will get used to. Will there be more pressure that comes with the position? I think yes there will.”
“The fact it is now a permanent role means there will be more pressure, but you have pressure here anyway when you are manager of Newcastle United, with a group of supporters that expect us to be at the top end of the table and expect us to win games.” (he’s right there)
Chrtis seems gto have talked far to much about these things since he was appointed, but that;s only because he keeps getting asked the same questions, and if nothing else the man seems to have patience in abundance.
And we know that Chris is now busy planning his January acquisitions, be they permanent transfers or loan deals – and he has not ruled out bringing in loan players before the loan window closes on November 25th.
“Probably there will be two changes. How people perceive me will be different perhaps. I am realistic enough to realize that there is a difference between a temporary tag and a permanent tag.”
“Perhaps the main difference will be in terms of planning for the future. What is most important is the immediate future, but after that it is about the end of the season and the summer and about next season.”
“The only difference when you are contacting other managers is that it is a permanent tag and anybody I am speaking to will perhaps see the opportunity as a definite rather than something that is a maybe or maybe not.”
“They are probably the differences – how people perceive the role. I have not noticed any difference as far as the players are concerned.”
We have to hope that Chris gets off to a good start tonight as the permanent boss, after we’ve been too shaky over the last 5 games, picking up only 5 points.
And Nottingham Forest last night stopped Cardiff getting three points with an equalizer in the 91 st minute.
Jay Bothroyd looked to have secured victory for the Bluebirds when he slid home a shot past goalkeeper Lee Camp in the 63rd minute.
But then in injury time Forest claimed a point and preserved their unbeaten away form in the league, when substitute McGugan shot home a wonderful half-volley from the edge of the penalty box in injury time for a well deserved point.
Newcastle now need to do the business at Bramall Lane tonight and a win is what we need.