Newcastle issued a statement tonight saying that Chris Hughton’s job as Newcastle manager is safe, and that they will renegotiate a new contract with him at the end of the year.
Chris Hughton – admits to being sick of sack rumors
And after the game tonight Chris admitted he was becoming affected by the vicious rumors, which were started by a seemingly made-up story in the Daily Mail 10 days ago.
And after Newcastle were beaten 4-0 by Arsenal tonight, in the 4th round of the Carling Cup, Hughton opened up to Sky Sports News:
“It is difficult not to be affected, we are all aware about what goes on television, what is shown on television but I cannot do anything about that, I can just do the best job possible.”
“I had the remit last season of trying to get this club back in to the Premier League and that I was able to do and I have a remit this season 9f keeping this club in the Premier League and we are short way into this vision and we are doing okay.”
“We have had our ups and downs this season but the league table says we are doing okay. So I can’t affect anything that is said, it is of course very unfair, but that is the industry we work in.”
“As far as I am concerned I am a strong character and you have to work around these situations, they are not nice but the problems with rumors is that there is always rumours until they are not anymore.”
Because of his quiet and rather shy personality, Chris doesn’t always get the credit he deserves for what he’s done for the Newcastle United club over the last 16 months, and he never blows his own horn – about anything.
Well it’s unfair on Chris Hughton, to be sure, and there’s seems a little bit of hurt in that statement above by the manager.
But we support Chris Hughton wholeheartedly, and his record of 11 points from our first 9 league games is not too bad at all, and we’ve been unlucky so far this season in the league too.
When was the last time the club could play a second eleven and do so very well in the Carling Cup, including getting a famous win at Stamford Bridge?
All we need to do now is wallop Sunderland on Sunday, and we’ll be in fine shape.