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.