Chris Hughton couldn’t have done any better this season than he’s accomplished in his very first year as a full-time football manager.
Chris Hughton – how will he fare next season
Chris of course he didn’t fare too well at all last season, when he took over a couple of times, first from Kevin Keegan at the very beginning of the season, after he left the club or was fired – whatever, and then from Joe Kinnear, who had severe heart problems last February as we all now know.
But since he was given his head last July, he seems to have used his 14 years as an assistant coach so well, and has transformed the Newcastle club completely over the last 10 months.
Let’s face it, last July the Newcastle club was in a desperate state.
And in fact the Newcastle United club now seems to be functioning very well indeed this year, as strange and unusual as that may seem to Geordie fans. 😀
Chris has the players right behind him, and many have come out and said how they respect Chris, and they seem to be willing to do anything Chris asks them to do.
But of course we all know it’s much tougher in the Premiership than in the Championship, and Chris will be up against world-class mangers like Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Carlo Ancelotti, to name just three.
But Chris has already put together a solid squad, and if the Newcastle club can get in three or four top players this summer, we’ll have a very decent squad indeed.
And then Chris may even surprise us all again next season, in his first attempt as a full-time manager in England’s top division – the best football league in the world.
Well – that’s what we’ll be hoping (and praying) for of course.
Let us know how you think Chris will fare next season in the Premiership.
Comments always welcome.