Chris Hughton Named CC Championship Manager Of The Year

Chris Hughton has won yet another management award.

Wor man Chris has won another award!
One of our favorite photos of Chris with traveling Newcastle fans

And it’s hardly surprising that after winning four of the Coca Cola Championship of the Month awards last season, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has been named the League Manager’s Association Coca-Cola Championship manager of the year.

We keep saying that whoever was manager of Newcastle in the Championship last season, it would have been very difficult for them to have bettered Hughton’s record of an unbelievable 102 points, 30 wins and 21 clean sheets – and that was his very first season as a full-time manager.

Well done Chris – for a job brilliantly done last season – and thanks!

Norwich City’s manager Paul Lambert and Rochdale manger Keith Hill have also been honoured for their successes in League One and League Two respectively.

And would you believe former Middlesbrough and England manager, Steve McClaren, who did a fantastic job at FC Twente in Holland, was handed the LMA’s special merit award.

We have been very harsh on Steve for his insipid management of the England team, but he has done fantastically well for FC Twente – and good for him.

Well done to all the above managers, because it’s a very tough business to be in, but especially to Newcastle’s Chris Hughton, who in a short 9 months has amazingly and completely transformed the Newcastle United Football club.

We’re proud of him.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • newcastle29

    May 11, 2010 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Well done to chris! hope it can continue.

    by the way did anyone see the article in the sunday mirrow with fat sam?

    Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, the current Blackburn Rovers boss said of his time in Toon that:

    “I had got the staff in place and we were ready to rock and roll. What we needed was bigger and better players – like a Modric. Modric was in our training ground, having a look around. He was top of our list (we can bear that one out, having once bumped into him outside SJP)

    “But then somebody told Mike I wasn’t the man. They told him Harry (Redknapp) was and I got booted out. Then Harry changed his mind.

  • Thump

    May 11, 2010 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Well done, Chris! Let’s hope he can get us the good results next season! ;D

  • WLtoon

    May 11, 2010 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #3

    well done to CH for an excellent job against all the odds.Its a pity all his good work could be wasted at the hands of an owner who constantly reminds us of how greedy and unambitious he is.I feel sorry for CH,he has grown on me this season,he is a genuine guy,i doubt he would of asked for much money from Cashley to do the job he loves,but even his meagre wishes seem to be too great for the Fat Cockney and his leeching cronies.come xmas if we are struggling it will be CH who has to explain why we are in the mess we may find ourselves in as MA wont be explaining a jot. If i was CH i would walk, with his recent record intact he would have no problem finding a decent club,with a chairman who would back him to the hilt.


    May 11, 2010 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #4

    here’s hoping thump.. and he has the right to go for the whole season… none of this ” we’ll see by xmas” melarky… give the lad the season and i bet we stay up, in fact i’m betting on it.

    anyone know the best odds to get for us to stay up next term?

  • ebol

    May 11, 2010 at 3:30 AM

    Comment #5

    Fair play Chris, great job. Now please, please will everyone give him a bit of breathing space in the Prem and don’t get on his back immediately after bad results – if this happens, we don’t deserve a manager of his integrity.

  • Tom4Nufc

    May 11, 2010 at 3:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Ed, thank you for this blog! Such a welcome relief being able to take a break from my coursework at 4am in the morning and be able to read so many good articles- Legend!

  • sjc07

    May 11, 2010 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Very well deserved. It takes a top manager to succeed in a very competitive Championship, not to mention the problems he inherited.

    I am sure he can push on in the Prem.

  • Charlietoon

    May 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Lets just not jump on his back if we have a rough start. Looking back on things everyone rues the day we lost Bobby after a bad start and I hope we have learnt a lesson. That being said it’d be nice to have the black cats at their joint first day so we can give them a good walloping

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 11, 2010 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #9

    Agree with your comment Charlietoon. The players has the respect for Chris Houghton and will work their socks off for the team. Its not his fault that Ashley dont spend. Keep the negatives of the management and players. Support them.

  • Ericles

    May 11, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #10

    All true fans and supporters must get behind Chris and the players. CH deserves his award and I hope it will be one of many. There is much that can be achieved in the Premiership – with or without fat (no comment) Ashley.

  • lesh

    May 11, 2010 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #11

    Roy Hodgson got well earned plaudits for his work at Fulham but IMO, Chris Hughton’s job has been a helluva lot tougher than Hodgson’s. After all, all Hodgson had to cope with was limited finances whereas Chris, well…. where do we start?

    For what he’s achieved under extremely difficult circumstances, he deserves a medal the size of a frying pan, Ashley’s gratitude and most importantly, unqualified support from the fans – no matter what happens next season!

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 11, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Some excellent words from Jose Enrique:

    And: Leeds United are understood to be keen to take Shola Ameobi to Elland Road to replace the soon-to-depart Jermaine Beckford.

  • coastonline

    May 11, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #13

    Well done to Chris, he deserves it after the problems he inherited.

  • Ericles

    May 11, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #14

    No to Leeds – we must keep Shola!

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 11, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #15

    Naa.. I would sell Shola and Best.

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 11, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #16

    Anyone read The Times “The statement Newcastle should have released” ??

  • Craigg

    May 11, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #17

    Toon Sweden77

    That article hits the nail firmly and squarely on the head.

    I also agree with you on selling Best and Ameobi and i also think we could move on one of Krul and Forster and we can see if someone will give us a twix and a B&Q voucher for Xisco.

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 11, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #18

    Agree about Xisco, by selling these 3 we could possible get some money in to buy a striker to compete with Carroll and Lovenkrants. Our young keepers should stay as long as they want though, send one of them out on loan.

  • Craigg

    May 11, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #19


    If we can just raise £5m we could buy James Beattie for £3m and Dindane for £2m with Caroll, Lovenkrands and Ranger we would look quite healthy up front.

    We could then use the loan maret and freebies for the other players we lack Creative midfield player (Ledley) another left back (Van Aanholt) and cover at centre back (Senderos).


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