The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Chris Hughton faces an uncertain future at Newcastle.
Chris Hughton – will get his just rewards – just wait and see
We don’t have to tell Newcastle fans what a great job Chris has done over the last 13 months at the Newcastle club, culminating in a stunning 6-0 win over Aston Villa in the side’s first home league game of the season on Sunday afternoon. Seeing his reaction to each goal – well for 8 seconds at least before he got his control back – showed us just how committed Chris is to having Newcastle do well in their season back in the Premier League.
It’s true that the 51-year-old Hughton’s current Newcastle contract – worth only £250K/year – runs only until the end of this season, and initial talks have already taken place over a new deal, but the Mirror is reporting the two sides have failed to agree terms, and the offer made to Hughton is believed to be unsatisfactory.
It means that Hughton’s contract is set to run out at the end of this season, but rather than paint this as a big problem, which the Mirror is doing – we think that a few more points on the board this season, and things will sort themselves out very quickly.
And we wonder why these made up negative stories are coming out right now, after the club had made a very good start back in the Premier League. There was a similar story yesterday , but in the Daily Mail, saying the players were unhappy at the amount of their bonus for the season and that was a big problem – right!
It seems the gossip press are getting just a little worried that things seem to be so settled at the Newcastle United club right now – not good news for them to be sure – because only bad news sells their papers.
We know that Chris has not signed a new contract yet, and are well aware that negotiations are currently taking place, but from the club’s side of things it’s natural to want to see how Chris does in the first few months of the season, because in the relegation season he was unable to get good results in the league.
However, the lads have looked good and well coached in their first two games of the season – yes – even in the 3-0 beating at the Red Devils the lads played well, and stuck to their task against an admittedly better side.
So we hardly think this is cause for concern with Chris Hughton, and are quite sure that Chris and his assistant Colin Calderwood, will get a good new contract soon – and before the end of the year too.
So is this a problem? You’ve got to be kidding.
Howay The Lads!!