Newcastle Statement Rubbishes Vicious Hughton Sack Rumors

Newcastle have released a statement tonight to quell speculation in the press that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is under pressure for his job, and they have said it is the club’s intention to renegotiate a contract for Chris at the end of this year.

Chris Hughton – Newcastle job is safe – good!

Some bookmakers today suspended betting on Chris Hughton leaving the Tyneside club, with contract negotiations still in progress, and possibly being delayed until early next year.

However, the club released a statement after tonight’s 4-0 Carling Cup defeat by Arsenal, confirming that their plan is to retain his services.

This is the statement released tonight by the Newcastle United club:

“Chris is our manager and will remain our manager, and it is our intention to re-negotiate his contract at the end of the year.”

The rumors were initiated by the Daily Mail a week last Monday, but since then Newcastle had a terrific win at West Ham and put in another brave performance tonight.

The score ended up 4-0, but that  was hardly representative of the entertaining game tonight, when Newcastle essentially fielded their second eleven, but it’s also true Arsenal won the game because of their sheer class.

Newcastle are nowhere near Arsenal yet, but Chris has managed to instill a work ethic  and spirit at the club, which has never been seen since the great Bobby Robson was in charge.

And as we said tonight in our match report – we were again proud of the lads tonight – because they gave their all – and that’s all we can ever ask for.

It was another terrific game, with both sides playing attacking football to win the game, and with more displays like this – even in defeat – Newcastle could well see themselves on TV a lot more as the season progresses.

We’re very pleased the Newcastle club have released this statement tonight.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • tdt

    Oct 27, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #1


  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 27, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #2

    We need stability and Chris is that.

  • slazberger

    Oct 27, 2010 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #3

    agreed, stability will help us create a platform to grow season after season unlike in previous years.

  • ganiyu

    Oct 27, 2010 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #4

    typical nufc display.cant hold possesion.we need 2 tiotes and 3 ben arfa in attack

  • davis_toons

    Oct 27, 2010 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #5


    Stability is the Key to Rebuilding.
    And Rebuilding takes Time.
    And Time will Tell!

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 27, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #6

    ganiyu, we were losing 0-3 did we drop our heads? No. We were 4 down did we drop our heads? Again no. We will survive were it counts in the PL. After that we will start to build where it is needed. A season or two in mid table, then back to where we belong. We all new it would be hard.

  • davis_toons

    Oct 27, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #7

    GeordieGerman // Oct 27, 2010 at 11:24 PM
    U are an understanding fans. Good one!

    ganiyu // Oct 27, 2010 at 11:16 PM
    Your comments is true and funny. But all this need time to do it.

    At least we are getting in the right players to slowly doing it. Right??

    If not, how do you mention “2 tiotes and 3 ben arfa”..

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 27, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #8

    davis_toons, Understanding? Don’t know. I just accept it how it is. I’m also sick of being called a disillusioned Geordie. Lets just see what happens. But if we go down again, I will no longer be so understanding. THAT IS A PROMISE… !

  • davis_toons

    Oct 27, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #9

    frankly speaking, i dnt see us relegated yet. Until we cant win at home…for another round or so..

  • davis_toons

    Oct 27, 2010 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #10

    I think time is just waiting for some players to move on. Or sign a lower paid contract. (backup/squad rotat/)

  • Sav

    Oct 28, 2010 at 3:13 AM

    Comment #11

    That statement seems fairly bizarre.
    Either the club means to wait until halfway through the season to judge whether to offer Hoots a longer contract – which is their right and arguably a sensible, unsentimental approach, OR they are going to offer him a contract regardless, as the statement says.
    Seems to me they should either continue to ignore the media and maintain silence as usual or else they should just sort out a contract now. Many think Hoots has already shown enough to warrant a contract.
    But this statement is neither one thing nor the other and doubtless speculation fuelled by the Daily Hate Mail will rumble on.

  • ginkoh

    Oct 28, 2010 at 4:45 AM

    Comment #12

    I think Ganiyu mean we need 2 Essien 3 Messi and 2 Ronaldo upfront 555

    Back to topic, I think Stability is the key and I still think Hughton is the right man. Even we lose 4-0 but I still want to give our credit to fight them until the last minute.

  • Brutooon

    Oct 28, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Stability is the key

    We got the mistake of sacking managers, starting from Late Sir Bobby Robson – from that onwards, we are going backwards


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