Emotional Hughton – It’s An Honor To Be Newcastle Manager

Chris Hughton has come out tonight and said it is an honor for him to be manager of the Newcastle United Football Club.

Chris Hughton – an honor

An emotional Chris Hughton talked to Sky Sports 1 after the 2-1 win over the Blades tonight at the Cathedral on the Hill:

“It’s an incredible feeling, especially to do it here,”  “And I think we all along said: ‘We’ll take it whenever it is, at whatever stage’.”

“But to do it here, with these supporters – there’s been a lot of help along the way, we’ve had a great group of lads that have had a real focus all season.”

“And a wonderful staff – Colin Calderwood, who’s been next to me all season – it’s emotionally a tough one.”

“We’ve got games to play still, and we want to stay on top of this division.”

“But it’s a real honour to be manager of this football club at this moment and to bring this wonderful support back to the Premiership.”

Chris seemed to be a little overcome by the magnitude of what he’s achieve and so he should be – it’s huge.

But Chris will also want to keep the 4 games winning streak going until the end of the season – no doubt about that.

Here’s the video from Sky Sports – although it’s a little choppy – but you can feel the atmosphere following the game.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • DJG

    Apr 5, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Well done all.

    Home record still intact. Forest and Brom both dropped points today. United now 6 points in lead.

    I can’t wait till the ipswich game when I think we will win the title. I will be in the gallowgate end with me father.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #2

    going up for the ipswich game, will be brilliant if we could lift the trophy at home

  • Rodzilla

    Apr 5, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Chris Hughton, you deserve a medal mate. Puppet becomes Pupeteer over one season. Keep a hold of what you’ve got mate. Priceless.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #4

    no criticism to hughton atall, he has taking my heart as a manager for the first time since sir bobby. just hope he he can fulfill his potential in the prem,also calderwood deserves a massive mention

  • Rodzilla

    Apr 5, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #5

    …don’t forget Bagpus

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #6

    ed, you should write an article summarising what we acheived this season so far and your thoughts on it.

  • Rodzilla

    Apr 5, 2010 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #7

    …and I just ate fishcakes off mi kitchen flor. Tasted alreet mind. Vinegar must’ve done it.


  • Rodzilla

    Apr 5, 2010 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #8

    ….probli gora woodlouse in there like but hey, ivri 1s a winna

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #9

    nowt wrong with that man.

  • Rodzilla

    Apr 5, 2010 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #10

    …..mmmm, crunchy

  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Apr 5, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #11

    im still buzzin! A just hope that chris and colin are allowed the time and funds to take this club where they wanna, havent felt this positive about the future since 93! I think good things can happen over the next few yrs given stability and backing thats needed. God bless hughton! HWTL!!!

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #12

    im still getting steaming man, just think aswell as the prem next year, we have the small matter of a world cup in june

  • Sav

    Apr 6, 2010 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #14

    Well done all.
    Now its time to let some of the younger players have a few starts. We won’t be able to indulge them like that next season. Colo could use a rest and some of the play tonight looked tired – we gave away the ball often in dangerous areas and had to scramble back to prevent being punished. next year we will be, almost every time.

  • baro

    Apr 6, 2010 at 4:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Well its like the best feeling to win and be back to top flight. Now, we have to set sights on winning the whole league which we are closer and closer game by game. Glad we won. Chris Hughton and the team have done an absolutely super job this year. Its perfect when everyone is settled.

    I hope Haris Vuckic and Sameul Adjei and Bradden Inman get a couple of chances before season is over. I think Sameul Adjei’s skill is nice. Haris Vuckic and Bradden Inman are one of our best u-18/reserves. I hope Nile Ranger gets more chances than really poor Leon Best who absolutely sucks.

    Its just great to know we are back in top flight.
    Wondrful job Hughton.


    Apr 6, 2010 at 5:03 AM

    Comment #16

    Think we have already won the league myself,6 points clear game in hand.Big bonus that wba droping 2 points was not expecting that,think that 2 points droped was the final nail in there coffin for finishing as champs.Didnt think ch needed to tell us he was proud to be newcastle manager,you can tell that by the way he talks, and conducts himself in interviews.Rodzilla grew up mate.

  • peterktoon

    Apr 6, 2010 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Under the game I saw Steven Taylor sitting and smiling but Ed do You know where he was after the game. ?
    Fritz Hall came on the pitch after the 90 minutes in his normal clothes to celebrat with his teammates. But no Steven Taylor to be seen???

  • alan shearer

    Apr 6, 2010 at 5:52 AM

    Comment #18

    do anyone knows if when we will have a trophy ceremony if we have been confirmed as the champs?..is it the last day of season or the last home game?


    Apr 6, 2010 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #19

    peterktoon did you see taylor and his mate leering at that girl?


    Apr 6, 2010 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #20

    Think its the last game of the season alan.


    Apr 6, 2010 at 6:05 AM

    Comment #21

    Can you do a blog on out of contract players at the end of the season ED.Maybe get a few ideas on who we can have for nowt.

  • alan shearer

    Apr 6, 2010 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #22

    but on the last day of season..we are playing away from home..
    what a waste then..it will be magnificent to have trophy ceremony on last home game i.e against roy keane ‘s side. 24apr…..
    anyway if anyone noes the exact day please inform the nufc fans..so we are prepared to embrace this historical and wonderful moment. ….

    hope we dont have anymore promotion party..this will be our last one. while its alright to celebrate now..we must not let this to overwhelm us..we have to give it all till the end of season.

  • alan shearer

    Apr 6, 2010 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #23

    Zoran Tosic…a target?

  • alan shearer

    Apr 6, 2010 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #24

    when is our next televised match?..
    are we still having that awful badge on ur jersey…feel like changing it to bpl as fast as possible..
    i wonder if phil brown is singing now..LOL..
    anyway HWTL!!!

  • alan shearer

    Apr 6, 2010 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #25

    what geordie gerrard7 says make sense.i share the sentiment as well. it will be nice to lift the trophy at home and its televised..
    if anyone knows of the exact details..ie. when trophy ceremony will be held( 24th apr or 2nd may)..and is the trophy ceremony televised after the match?

    im sure many nufc fans out there is eager to know as well.

  • pearceet

    Apr 6, 2010 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #26


    Forgot to get online last night for obvious reasons!!
    Last night was incrediable. SJP was amazing for the most part. With a bit of aggravation toeards the end of the half. Excellent goal by Nolan as well. Anyone know whether Ameobi was offside or not? Nonetheless that was an amazing night. Excellent to win as well. The players stayed on the pitch for a while after but had no idea what to do for the most of it!!!!!
    Bring on the premoershipB

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 6, 2010 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #27

    Ameob was offside which was a shame…he was the only one going forward assuming the goalie would spill the ball which is worth 2 or 3 goals a season easy to ay striker

  • GeordieMeerkat

    Apr 6, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #28

    Out of contract players this summer include:
    Joe Ledley, Peter Whittingham, Cacau, Kuranyi, Juan Albin, Sofiane Feghouli, Liam Ridgewell, Seb Larsson, Charlie Mulgrew, Kris Boyd and Joe Cole.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 6, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #29

    David craig just on sky sports news, said ashley and lamo going away this week and planning out a new manifesto, will be very intresting and I hope we do this the right way, buy young, make them into stars, much like a valencia.


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