It’s not the way of the man to get carried away – about anything.
Chris Hughton – down to earth manager
Cris Hughton is the type of manager, who if he ever won say the European Cup and was being interviewed on TV, he would be telling everybody how difficult the next few games were going to be, and how his players had to get ready for those games.
Yes, that’s a little bit of an exaggeration to be true, but it’s one of the qualities of the man that he has this great ability to get his team ready to face any other team, and he can get them ready for the weaker sides, which is probably the hardest thing for a manager to do.
That was true last year when Newcastle respected every side they played, and it will be true this season under Chris Hughton, and we’ll see that to it’s full effect against Blackpool at home, a week today.
We will be expected to beat Blackpool, but it will be by no means an easy game for Newcastle, and Chris knows that full well.
And although Hughton has been pleased with the way Newcastle have started back in the Premier League, he will not allow anyone to get carried away after just three games – we’ll have to remember that. 😀
Chris said today:
“It has been a good start to the season and we are pleased with how things have gone. We had a great result against Aston Villa and we stood up to a really tough examination at Wolves last weekend as well.”
“But it is very, very early days. We have played three games. We will have a better idea of where we stand when we have played 15 or 20. I’m certainly not getting carried away.”
“It was important we got off to a good start because of the confidence that brings and the realisation we can hold our own at this level, but it is only a start. There is a long way to go.”
After 13 seasons of coaching at Tottenham, and after being at Newcastle for 30 months (seems like years and years), in various capacities, including coach, assistant manager, caretaker manager, and now manager, Chris has a wealth of experience in coaching and managing players through all the ups and downs that take place in the course of a single season.
And he’s using that experience to great effect at Newcastle, as he continues to prepare his players for every game, and by Christmas we should know just how good a team we have at Newcastle, but as Chris rightly says, it’s early days right now.