Lee Clark, a local Newcastle lad, is at the moment an up-and-coming manager at Huddersfield Town.
Lee Clark – while a coach at Newcastle
Lee has the Huddersfield Town club just one place outside a play-off position in League One right now, in his first full season at the Yorkshire club.
And of course Lee had a great career at Newcastle, Sunderland and Fulham where he played a total of 477 games and scored 61 goals and was in the Kevin Keegan squad that were last promoted to the Premier League back in 1993.
By our reckoning he played 214 times for Newcastle with 23 goals in two stints at the Tyneside club.
Clark’s Huddersfield Town are now in the promotion race in League One, and currently in 7th position.
Lee talked today to the Evening Chronicle about his team:
“It has been a bit disappointing for us of late." “However, we are very much still in this.”
We were well and truly beaten against Southampton and Gillingham was a setback.”
“We went 11 games unbeaten at one stage this season and I think we can do it again.”
“It is exciting and we have more than a chance because we have to play teams above us and we can collect enough points to move into the top six.”
“It would be perfect for me if Huddersfield and Newcastle are promoted this season.”
Gillingham surprisingly beat Huddersfield 2-0 last Saturday and the Tuesday before that, Southampton hammered them 5-0 at St. Mary’s so it’been a forgettable last couple of away games for Clark’s side.
As we witnessed last August in the League Cup Lee plays an attacking style of football, not unlike that of a certain Kevin Keegan, whom he played under.
Newcastle narrowly beat Huddersfield in that Carling Cup game 4-3, but it was a rip-roaring end to end game that Wednesday evening, 26th August.
Lee plays just the type of football Newcastle, fans just love to see, and no doubt an eye will be kept on Lee at Huddersfield to see how he progresses as a manager.
Lee has already said his ambition is to finally be the manager at Newcastle United, so we already know the club he wants to end up at – again. 😀
We’ll just have to wait and see.
Howay The Lads!!