Chris Hughton Deflects Praise For LMA Award To His Staff


Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has spoken of  the honor it is to receive the League Manager’s Association (LMA) Championship Manager of the Year award.

Chris Houghton – honored to receive the LMA award

The 51-year-old rookie manager guided Newcastle United straight back to the Premier League at the first attempt, after taking over a disjointed and spiritless set of players last July 1st, when most journalists were suggesting Newcastle would be relegated to League One.

Hughton has praised his staff for helping him get the job done last season, and this is what he told Newcastle’s official web-site today:

“I am honored to be recognised by the LMA and I accept the award on behalf of everyone at the football club,””But with this being a managerial prize I think special mention should go to the staff.”

“Colin Calderwood and Paul Barron have offered me tremendous support throughout the year. We are a managerial team and this award is for them as much as it is for me.”

“Coupled with that we have a terrific backroom team who also deserve special mention.”  “From the minute we came together as a group last summer, there has been a bond between everyone which has got us to where we are now.”

“Awards such as this recognise that team effort and I’m delighted to take this honor.”

As usual Chris has taken advantage of his award to praise his staff, and it a Hughton habit to deflect praise to others.

That leads to great harmony in working relationships and we have all seen how effective that is when everybody at the club is rowing in the same direction.

Well done Chris.

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2 comments so far

  • nightfa11

    May 11, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #1

    just to inform you..

    list of slovenian players among which kek will decide who will go to the WC (not final selection):

    01. HANDANOVI? Samir 14. 07. 1984 Udinese, ITA
    02. HANDANOVI? Jasmin 28. 01. 1978 Mantova, ITA
    03. ŠELIGA Aleksander 01. 02. 1980 Sparta R., NED
    04. KOPRIVEC Jan 17. 07. 1988 Gallipoli, ITA

    05. JOKI? Bojan 17. 05. 1986 Chievo, ITA
    06. ŠULER Marko 09. 03. 1983 Gent, BEL
    07. CESAR Boštjan 09. 07. 1982 Grenoble, FRA
    08. ILI? Branko 06. 02. 1983 FC Moscow, RUS
    09. MAVRI?-ROŽI? Matej 29. 01. 1979 TuS Koblenz, GER
    10. KELHAR Dejan 05. 04. 1984 Cercle Brugge, BEL
    11. DŽINI? Elvedin 25. 08. 1985 Maribor, SVN
    12. BRE?KO Mišo 01. 05. 1984 FC Cologne, GER
    13. RAJ?EVI? Aleksandar 17. 11. 1986 Koper, SVN
    14. FILEKOVI? Suad 16. 09. 1978 Maribor, SVN

    15. KIRM Andraž 06. 09. 1984 Wisla Krakow, POL
    16. KOMAC Andrej 04. 12. 1979 Maccabi Tel-Aviv, ISR
    17. KRHIN Rene 21. 05. 1990 Inter, ITA
    18. ŠIŠI? Mirnes 08. 08. 1981 PAS Giannina, GRE
    19. MATI? Darjan 28. 05. 1983 Rapid Bucharest, ROU
    20. VRŠI? Dare 26. 09. 1984 Koper, SVN
    21. STEVANOVI? Dalibor 27. 09. 1984 Vitesse Arnhem, NED
    22. KOREN Robert 20. 09. 1980 W.B.A., ENG
    23. RADOSAVLJEVI? Aleksander 25. 04. 1979 Larissa, GRE
    24. BIRSA Valter 07. 08. 1986 Auxerre, FRA

    25. NOVAKOVI? Milivoje 18. 05. 1979 FC Cologne, GER
    26. DEDI? Zlatko 05. 10. 1984 Bochum, GER
    27. LJUBIJANKI? Zlatan 15. 12. 1983 Gent, BEL
    28. PE?NIK Nejc 03. 01. 1986 Nacional, POR
    29. BURGI? Miran 25. 09. 1984 AIK Solna, SWE
    30. MATAVŽ Tim 13. 01. 1989 Groningen, NED

    ..Vuckic is not on it..

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  • xfer

    May 12, 2010 at 2:40 AM

    Comment #2

    Good job Chris.

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