We had suggested that after the release of the Newcastle statement yesterday, it would be good to get an interview with manager Chris Hughton to help explain things.
Chris Hughton – not talking to press?
But the Newcastle Journal this morning is reporting they have tried to get Chris to talk, and would obviously ask about that statement that there is “no plan for new capital outlay on players” , but Chris has not made himself available.
If this continues, and we obviously hope it doesn’t, it has the perception that even Chris himself was taken unawares by the statement that no transfer money would be made available to him.
And we all know from our consulting training that perception is reality.
But the Journal yesterday also reported it was their understanding that Chris and his coaching staff were told by owner Mike Ashley there would be no transfer funds available, following the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup on Friday night, April 16th.
Now that we’ve written this, Chris will probably come out and give a lengthy interview to the Evening Chronicle today, but we really hope he does that, because the last thing we want is for Chris to have been blind-sided by Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias.
That wouldn’t be good, and we have to hope if has not happened.
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