There seems to have been no change in Chris Hughton’s contract position at the Newcastle club, and presumably an improved offer to him will be made before the end of the year.
Chris Hughton – so proud to be Newcastle manager
As we reported ealrier this morning Chris has turned down Newcastle’s first offer as not good enough, and that was the news from former Newcastle right-back Warren Barton yesterday afternoon.
But after Sunday’s magnificent 5-1 derby win against Sunderland, Hughton should have a stronger hand to play now, as mosy\t Newcastle fans want a contract singed sooner rather than later.
But Chris is nothing if not pragmatic, and will continue to take each game as it comes, and concentrate on how Newcastle can win each and every game, as they have their last two.
Chris said today:
“My position is no different this week to what it was last week and the week before.” “I’m manager of this football club and very proud to be manager of this football club and I’m endeavouring to get the best results possible and we were able to do that today.”
“Those decisions are down to the club, as they always have been.” “My remit at this moment is to do the best job that I can.” “I’m incredibly proud of a group of players today who made a very, very difficult game comfortable at times.”
Chris’ words say it all – here’s a man who has not only produced the results on Tyneside since he’s been manager, but he seems to love everything about the club, and its long and proud traditions.
And Mike doesn’t want to offer this Londoner an improved contract?