Chris Hughton is starting to get praise from those who know all about the game of football.
Chris Hughton – shown when Newcastle won 1-0 at Cardiff City
And we have to think that if Chris can indeed get the Newcastle club promoted this season, there will be a lot more praise thrown his way for the fantastic job this man has done on Tyneside this season.
And Hughton will deserve every accolade thrown his way.
Gordon Strachan, manager of Middlesbrough, and former Coventry, Southampton and Glasgow Celtic manager, has praised his Newcastle counterpart Chris Hughton today.
Middlebrough manager Strachan, believes the 51 year-old Londoner has done a great job in charge of the Newcastle club this season. And it’s a club Hughton took over in very uncertain and dismal circumstances last July 1st.
Gordon Strachan talked about Hughton today:
“He’s done a smashing job. It wasn’t easy at the beginning of the season. I know what it’s like when you go into a club and there’s upheaval.”
“He’s managed to keep his good players beside him, and to work with him, and because of that, they are doing very well.”
“He bought wisely in the January window – and I know that for a fact because I tried to buy two of them! He’s done the right things.”
“Mike Ashley has stuck it out and keeps investing in the club, which is fair play to him, so between Ashley and Chris, they have done great together.”
Chris is the type of man who can work with almost anybody, and he’s a hard working and honest guy, and a real gentleman, who doesn’t seem to have a bad word to say about anybody.
The fact that he played a back-room coaching role under Kevin Keegan, Joe Kinnear and even Alan Shearer at Newcastle is testament to a man who is not only committed to his job, but committed 100% to the Newcastle United club.
Oh, and he’s also worked hand-in-hand with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley this season to good effect.
Long may Hughton’s success continue on Tyneside.
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