Chris Hughton Still Waiting For Wage Raise At Newcastle


Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has one year left on his current contract, and has still to sign a new contract at Newcastle.

Chris Hughton – still to sing new deal at Newcastle

That’s after getting the Tyneside club automatically promoted by a staggering 23 points, in his very first season as manager, and that’s no mean feat and was little short of a miracle.

Hughton right now is one of the lowest paid managers in the Premier League, and gets around £250K a year, way below what his players at the Tyneside club are receiving, and who seem to just love the well-respected coach.

Hughton has only 12 months left on the deal he signed with Colin Calderwood last October, and immediately followed that signing with a 7 game winning streak for the Newcastle club, which set them on the road to promotion back to the Premiership.

But the good news for Chris is that he has at least been given some money to improve the squad this summer, as was seen by the £3M signing of James Perch from Nottingham Forest, and James had his wages quadrupled by Newcastle.

That would seem to put to rest the fact that Newcastle are not paying out the necessary wages to attract top players – but they will never again pay silly money, like they’ve done in the past.

And there have been several bids for players reported this past week, with the most recent one being a £5M bid for 24 year-old Yannick Djalo of Sporting Lisbon, which was turned down.

So we still wait to see if and when Newcastle owner Mike Ashley rewards the man who should be taking most of the credit for orchestrating Newcastle’s unbelievable promotion season, that incidentally saved the Newcastle owner around £100M.

We think Chris will be duly rewarded this summer, and it says a lot about the man, that he never even mentions it, and is completely immersed in his coaching duties this week in Dublin, Ireland, and in strengthening the Magpies squad for their return to England’s top flight.

The man is a credit to himself and a credit to the Newcastle United club – few Newcastle fans would deny that.

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12 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Jul 11, 2010 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #1

    “We think Chris will be duly rewarded this summer, and it says a lot about the man, that he never even mentions it”

    Chris did a really good job and does deserve a wage increase. But if I was on a quarter of a million a year I don’t think I would moan about/mention it and especially not to the press.

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  • baro

    Jul 11, 2010 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #2

    If he signs key players than I’d give him extension right now plus he got us promoted.

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  • Chris F

    Jul 11, 2010 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #3

    i sincerely doubt we paid £3m for Perch.

    We offered £1m in January, which they knocked back, but 6 months later, he was heading into the last year of his contract and they would be more inclined to sell, especially since it appeared he wanted to go. I’d say it’d be closer to £1.5m in the end, £3m just seems unrealistic.

    But I agree, Hughton did a fantastic job last season, but something tells me that, Ashley being the twat he is, he’ll hold off giving him a new deal until he sees how we start the season.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 11, 2010 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Perch £3M :)….shit player and he cost peanuts.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 11, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #5

    How Much was Leon Best Ed?
    Bag of Bottle tops and a Zorro Mask?
    Best is Shite as well-Embarresment my Dad calls him.

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  • howay man

    Jul 11, 2010 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #6

    surely perch wasnt 3 million, if he was then thats a shocking signing, as for best lets just give him one last chance he might spring to life in the premiership but god i doubt it.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jul 11, 2010 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Leon was Chris’s Best signing. But he wasn’t. ?

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  • Doha Mag

    Jul 11, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Hoping Houghton will get a decent salary increase soon as he deserves it for what he achieved last season; well done…..

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  • noir9

    Jul 11, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Chris did a great job last season & for all anybody know’s got a nice bonus for getting us promoted.

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  • Shot Bru

    Jul 11, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #10

    I wouldn’t give him an increase in wages at the moment…wait until Xmas and see where we are in the league before giving him a pay rise…chances are if we have a poor start he will get the boot and a pay rise now would incur a higher pay off settlement.

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  • Shot Bru

    Jul 11, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #11

    I agree with some of you guys that it was poor business if we paid £3 million for Perch.

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  • toonsy

    Jul 11, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #12

    We paid £1.2 mill for Perch, according to Scott Wilson from the Northern Echo.

    God knows where this £3 mill figure keeps popping up from!

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