Chris Hughton has done a magnificent job for Newcastle United this season, but is still an open question as to how he will fare next season in the Premiership.
Chris Hughton – looking forward to Premier League
This is what Chris Hughton said to the Sunday Mirror this morning when asked about managing next season in England’s top league:
“Managing in the Premier League isn’t something I am fearful of.”
“I have never been afraid of being in charge, whether I have been coach, manager or caretaker. “
“Whatever role I have had on the management side I pride myself on having done my best in the job.” “I have never shied away from that responsibility.”
“Taking Newcastle back to the Premier League won’t be any different for me. To have won the Championship title in my first season is something I am incredibly proud of.”
“Now I am looking at the next challenge. I worked under a lot of top-class managers at Spurs and had to take over as caretaker a couple of times when things were not going well. I know what’s required.”
“I am very much looking forward to being a Premier League manager in my own right and locking horns with the top managers in the game.”
Those are good words from Chris.
We have no idea however, how Hughton will fare next season – not much idea at all, to be truthful.
Obviously we are hoping he will do well, in fact we hope he will do very well.
If he has anything like a decent season next term, then we may well have found an unlikely successful manager for Newcastle, a diamond in the rough.
A coach who spent 14 years as an assistant, and as soon as he became the head man, found out that he was more than good at the job.
That’s what we are hoping of course, but Chris has made a brilliant start to his management career on Tyneside – and he is already a hero. 😀