It’s not the first time that Newcastle’s Spanish left-back has said that Chris Hughton is the best manager he’s ever worked for, and it turns out that Chris seems to work around the clock for the Newcastle cause.
Jose Enrique – Hughton works so hard
Jose spoke to the Newcastle Journal today about his manager:
“Chris Hughton is the best manager I have worked under since I have been here. There have been some very famous names, but it is not always about that.”
“As a player Alan Shearer was unbelievable here. Of course, he was only here for seven weeks or so and you cannot really decide how good someone is in that short period of time.”
“I cannot say anything against him. No-one really knows what kind of manager Alan Shearer is because he spent just seven weeks with us.”
“Chris has had one season and has grown into the job. People who say he will not be as good a manager in the Premier League are being unfair. Why not?”
“The club want him to stay, he is very keen to stay and the players want to work with Chris next season.”
“Everyone was so happy when he was given the manager’s job on a permanent basis because it was so well deserved and he is the man to take charge of this club in the Premier League.”
Enrique says that Hughton works very hard at the Newcastle training grounds in Benton and he likes the training sessions Chris puts together.
“The training with the players is very different with him and I like him because his training sessions are so good.”
“I cannot believe how hard he works.” “He seems to spend 24 hours every day at the club.” “He is so dedicated to the job and gives his all.”
“He is thinking about the games all the time, watches the videos and is so thorough in his preparations. The players respect him so much.”
In watching Hughton over this last 12 months or so, it seems he is a student of the game, and his former experience as a coach at Spurs is standing him in good stead.
He’s also worked with some good managers at both Spurs and Newcastle, and he will have learned a lot from them.
We are hoping Hughton continues to surprise us on the positive side, and if he can take the side to mid-table next season, anything is possible with Chris and Newcastle after that.
He reminds us a lot of Liverpool’s Bob Paisley – who was a back-up coach and physio for 34 years at Liverpool before finally taking over from Bill Shankly in 1974.
And of course if he can get anywhere near the success of Bob – then Newcastle will be more successful than ever in the years ahead.
It’s certainly an exciting thought. 😀