It’s been some story this season for Newcastle United, and few would argue that if Newcastle do secure promotion back to the Premier League – then Chris Hughton deserves a medal.
Chris Hughton – deserves a medal
And if indeed Mike Ashley decides to give Chris a medal, let’s make sure it’s an expensive one. 😀
Chris is currently on one of the lowest wages of any Newcastle manager for a very long time, at around £5K/week or around £260K a year.
Previous managers like Kevin Keegan and Sam Allardyce were on £3M/year, or around £60K/week – 12 times what Chris is said to be getting right now.
We are told that Chris and his worthy assistant Colin Calderwood will both get raises if the team do get promoted, and they will both have earned whatever they get in remuneration next season.
It would also be good to give them both a bonus if promotion is finally secured this season.
Few Newcastle fans would object to Chris getting a more than a decent wage next season if we are in the PL, but his contract will be for no more than a couple of years, because he’s still not proven himself in the Premier League.
That’s Chris’ next challenge, and quite honestly, having seen the way he handles the team and players this season, we wouldn’t be betting against his success – even in the Premier League.
Howay The Lads!!