Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has revealed in the Daily Mirror today that in fact he has got money to spend this summer.
Chris Hughton – money to spend this summer
But Chris has also said the club are hunting for real bargains this summer, just like the three good deals they picked up last January.
Chris also thinks his squad is now better than they were a year ago, and that their experience last season in the Championship, will stand them in good stead for next season.
Chris Hughton said today:
“Yes, there is money to spend. Where we are at the moment, highlighted by our statement, Newcastle is in a different place to where we were a few years ago.”
“The sums we had to spend there are not any more. We have to be careful and get value for money. I expect players to come in before the end of the summer.”
“There are a lot of clubs waiting to see some movement and you will get a snowball effect.”
And talking about Newcastle’s first game at Old Trafford on Monday night, 16th August, Chris continued:
“They don’t come any tougher than Man United. But a couple of seasons ago we went there on the first day and got a good result (1-1).”
“We have players from the last time we were in the Premier League who have improved and will be better players. We have to get the right tactics and continue some of the feel we had last season.”
“If we can get them together as a unit, you will see the quality of the individuals. We created a good spirit last season. That comes with winning.”
“We had players not used to that. The feeling of going through a period of wins was nothing better.” “Look at the two in Birmingham and Wolves from last year and did well with the squads largely that got them promoted.”
Newcastle fans would be happy just to survive this season, unlike days gone by – but that relegation season has brought a lot of us to our senses – quickly.
But we have a good manager in Chris Hughton, who steadied the Newcastle ship famously last summer, and we hope he can build on his first season as a manager in football – which was a spectacular success.
Written from Plymouth, England.