David Ginlola, the flamboyant Frenchman who played 58 times with 6 goals for Newcastle from 1995-1997 has come out today and backed Newcastle manager Chris Hughton’s approach to this summer’s transfer market.
David Ginola – believes in Chris Hughton for Newcastle
Newcastle has spent some big money in the transfer market these last 15 years but to no avail as most of the big players Newcastle singed for big money and big wages didn’t produce on Tyneside.
So it will interesting if the down to earth and sensible approach of Chris Hughton can put Newcastle back on the right track to greatness.
Ginola told the Evening Chronicle today:
“What they need now is some stability for the first time in a long time.” “I don’t want to see a change in manager, just some continuity.”
“Chris is right not to bring in any player because of their name, he’s got to get the right type of player at the club at this time. The way they can start to rise back to where they belong is by signing the right players.”
“There is the old saying that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and for now they have to forget they aren’t going to be a top-four team.” “Even Manchester City have spent big but only got fifth.”
“They need to take time, spend money wisely and not rush into things. Patience is the word.”
It will be a tough season next season, no doubt about that, but the Newcastle players have great spirit and passion and with the never ending fantastic support of the Toon Army, things may be a lot better than most fans think next season when we are back with the big boys.
David Ginola is a close friend of coach Hughton, after the time they spent together when Ginola moved to Tottenham, in 1997, and suddenly became a great player in London.
Ginola was particularly pleased that Chris Hughton performed his miracle last season, and got Newcastle promoted from the Championship at the first attempt, when everything looked in such disarray last summer:
“To get up at the first attempt was very important.” “If you don’t do that, it’s hard. Stress kicks in and you lose confidence.”
“Now they are back where they belong and if there is a team and a set of fans that deserve a Premier League place, it’s Newcastle.”
“It was a big, big disappointment when Newcastle went down and such a bad experience.” “But it could end up having been a good experience if it is a lesson about what happens if you don’t invest properly.”
“Newcastle don’t belong in the Championship.” “I hope that they aren’t coming back up just to have to scrap against that again.”
Yes, things are a liottle dicey right now with little money being available for good players, but Chris showed in January he has a good eye for some good bargains in the transfer market, and we are hoping he can bring in at least four good players this summer.
If he can do that, we’ll be in good shape for next season.