This season will be a monumental task for Chris Hughton to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League.
Chris Hughton – thinking on the positive side
But Chris was very successful last season, in his very first season in charge as a football manager, and he again is sticking to his guns, and being positive and upbeat about the season coming up.
Indeed, the Stratford, London born manager says there has been no talk whatsoever of relegation at the Tyneside club.
Chris Hughton told the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“There has been no talk of relegation or avoiding relegation – absolutely none,”“That issue hasn’t come up in our discussions with the board. We almost don’t want to talk about negatives. I think it’s fair to say we want to be playing Premier League football next year.”
“We’re not quite sure what the season holds for us.” “Some might be pleasantly surprised, some might be disappointed – we don’t know.” “When you hear others saying that the most important thing is we’re still in the Premier League I can understand where they’re coming from.”
“It is a daunting task to stay in the division and the standards have got higher. We’re amongst all of that and to be honest, we just don’t know what is ahead.”
Certainly the Newcastle players are determined to show what they can do for the club, after the disaster that was relegation a year last May.
The lads stood up to be counted last year, and it paid off big time, but the same thing will be necessary this year, and if we can just stay in England’s top league, that will be success enough.