With all the recent news on Tyneside that Chris Hughton’s job was under threat, we have almost forgotten that Chris will need to appoint a new assistant fairly quickly.
Chris Hughton – close to deciding on number 2
And the news today is the club are very close to appointing an Assistant Manager and we would not be surprised if that appointment is announced before the Sunderland game on Sunday.
Hughton himself says he is very close to making a decision on who his new number two will be, but as usual the Londoner is keeping his cards very close to his chest.
This is what Chris told the Evening Chronicle today:
“We are close – when you lose somebody like Colin you have to make sure you get the right man.” “We have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes but we are very close.”
Probably the top 3 candidates for the job are former Newcastle coaches Steve Clarke and John Carver, and current reserve team assistant coach Steve Stone.