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.