Chris Hughton Worried About Bigger Things Than His Contract

We have learned this season that Chris Hughton is a very modest man with a terrific work ethic.

Chris Hughton – been fantastic for Newcastle this season

He has worked seemingly day and night this season, with little fanfare, but his hard work has paid off big time for the famous Newcastle club.

And it’s not an exaggeration to say that he has brought back the pride and passion on Tyneside in a mere 10 months in charge of the famous Tyneside club.

Chris has a contract that runs out at the end of next season, and has been estimated at a measly £5K/week (£260K/year), but the manager has today said he’s been worried about more important things at Newcastle.

Isn’t that typical of the man?

This is what Chris told the local Evening Chronicle today:

“At this moment, it has been about business on the football pitch.”

“What I have been very, very keen to do is secure promotion and win the title – they are the only things I have been concerned about.”

“The most important thing at this moment is to look towards next season and make sure we have a squad which is going to take this team into a very hard Premier League campaign.”

We do expect Newcastle to offer Chris and his able assistant, Colin Calderwood, big wage rises and maybe a year’s extension to their contracts this summer.

If any two people have deserved big wage raises this season it’s these two.

They have been magnificent for Newcastle all season, and we have to think that Mike Ashley will loosen the purse strings when he considers what to pay these two coaches over the next couple of years.

We sincerely hope so, in any case.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Apr 23, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Sounds like he’s thinking about transfers – good.

    We need at least 6 top players to come in.

  • Michael

    Apr 23, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #2

    £5,000 a week is measley is it Ed? Can I come to your house for tea? I’ll have caviar and lobster please. Cuban cigars for after.

    A cool quarter of a mill is probably comparable to anything Hughton earned as a player. Also I’m sure if Mike Ashley wants to budget a bit better then waiting to see if Hughton can cut it before you offer him a long and expensive contract is a pretty crap idea.

    Better to wait and see. This team has enough to survive in the Premiership as it is. Adding 3 youngsters would be a welcome edition but not at all necessary.

  • Michael

    Apr 23, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Obviously a meant “…NOT waiting to see…”

  • Harley.

    Apr 23, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #4

    I can’t think of a better manager for Newcastle United than Chris Hughton right now, we talk about how we musn’t buy big named players for £10 or £15 million pounds who have no link to the club and its foundations, as they will not perform and just turn up for there big fat cheque. Hence, with a manager like chris who is Newcastle through and through, has a great work ethic and cares more about the club than his own personal matters (5k a week when he should be on about 40) i can’t think of any manager who i’d rather have to lead us back into the premiership where we rightfully belong.

  • chuck

    Apr 23, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #5



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