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No Sign Of An Extended Contract For Chris Hughton

10:36 am, Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Chris Hughton is not the type of character who needs or even wants praise for the job he does at the Newcastle club.

Chris Hughton – one year left on his contract

But if a big name manager had been put in charge of Newcastle on July 1st last year,  and he had achieved what Chris has achieved over the last 12 months, then his name would be in big headlines, proclaiming what a great manager he was.

Chris has had some compliments no doubt, for the terrific job he has done and is doing on Tyneside, but the personality of the man seems to be to shy away from both compliments and controversy.

As it turns out that seems to be what the Newcastle United club have needed over the last season, and the club is back in reasonable shape, with a more than decent chance to survive in the Premier League next season.

Certainly Newcastle star left-back Jose Enríque is hoping  that Chris Hughton is given enough time and backing to get the club back to some success, and he said today:

“Chris did a very job last year. It was the first opportunity for him to take charge of a team and I thought he did it very well.”

“He did very good work to get us back to the Premier League.” “The players are all very happy with him and he is the best manager I have had during my time with Newcastle.”

“I have been here for three years and I definitely think it is better for us if he stays.”

Maybe there is a little concern building in the Newcastle camp, that Chris still only has one year left on his contract.

It could be that Mike Ashley will wait to see how Chris does in the first few months back in the Premier League, before offering him an extended contract – but who knows what Mike thinks – he never says anything about anything.

When Chris was in charge of the side for two periods in our tragic relegation season, he didn’t fare too well, and Mike may want to see if things have changed.

We think they have changed, and changed significantly, and expect to see a fighting Newcastle United next season, and hope we can pick up ample points to avoid the drop, although just like last season, it will not be easy.

Let’s know what you think – comments always welcome.



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nabil the toon // Jul 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    he deserves a contract extension any news on Dan Gosling

  • 2 MacToon // Jul 14, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Enjoy your holiday Ed :)

    Ashley must be laughing his socks off, got back to the prem, paying very little for a manager compared to the majority of other clubs and now building a squad on the cheap.

    I just hope he realises that we do need a bit of class and not to achieve that by borrowing other clubs youngsters.

    A balance of experience and youth has to be the way forward.

  • 3 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jul 14, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    I think it is wise to let contracts run down, if things go tits up, like they generally do for us, we waste so much money having to pay off managers’ contracts.

    Now Im not saying I want to see CH out the door, nor do I want to see the Management merry-go-round start again, but I think it is normal business sense.

    Then the offer to him will come in January or it will be reactive if another club comes in for him.

    The fact that his contract is running down obviously is not bothering Chris, he is doing a brilliant job.

  • 4 John // Jul 14, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Why are we so bothered what has he proven? he had a terrible record wen was caretaker after Joe kinnear, He had a very good team in pretty poor league last season. Fans wont be long turning on him if we get battererd 6-0 at old trafford and were bottom of the league at xmas, different tune then eh? If he does well in the PL then we reward him not vice versa like we done in the past, paying off sacked managers bcoz the chairman/fans fancied a change 5.5million for Big Sam what joke. that would have bought us Lasana Diaria frm Arsenal at the time+he was later sold on4 20 old million to real see what I mean.

  • 5 John // Jul 14, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    The whole world can see need pace in our team, what has changed in our playind style since we went down? Not a whole heep, we still tump the ball long and have a very slow mid field, and our wingers cant cross, thats sum presure on on Carrolls shoulders, if he has to get the goals. CH needs to be chasing players with lighting pace that alone will stretch games for us give us a chance.

  • 6 Charlietoon // Jul 14, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    I think roughtledge can cross far better than Milner John and whilst jonas does not put high crosses in to the middle he often favours pulling back to the top of the goal square with low ball. its rare though we have someone waiting to collect that ball..instead they are running in and waiting a foot from goal.

  • 7 ginkoh // Jul 14, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Ok we got
    – Slow and mistake defender
    – old fashion long ball style
    – slow and no creative midfield
    – can’t cross winger
    – silly defensive midfield
    – unproven, poor record striker
    – fuxxing owner
    – fuxxing director
    – average, no class manager
    – No financial support (capital outlay?)
    what else ?

    OMG ! How can we come back to PRM with this team and break the record last season. We should play on league1 or league2 now.

  • 8 Captain Beefheart // Jul 14, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    It doesn’t matter abut CH’s contract. MA will not offer anything until he has to. CH knows that and can sleep with it, so why should it bother us?




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