Chris Hughton Even More Proud To Be Newcastle Manager


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?

Comments welcome.



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5 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 1, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Howay Mike, give Chris at least 2 years, and double his wage. He will still be getting less than most PL managers.

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  • bobby_ollox

    Nov 1, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #2

    lol – do you mean we want the contract set fire to or put to music ?

    Andy Carroll got his new contract singed too …

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  • rwpoynter

    Nov 1, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #3

    If he doesn’t give Chris a good deal, then just at a time when I was beginning to warm to the guy, he will seal his own fate, because a man of Chris Hughton’s ability will move on. How can you expect a man to be happy with a salary one tenth of some of his players? For the sake of one million pounds a year, what Ashley stands to lose will make that seem peanuts. It would be just stupidity to lose him at a time when it is all starting to come together. We don’t want any more endless changes of management. The board of this club has always been its Achilles heel. That’s one mould I would like to see broken.

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  • bobby_ollox

    Nov 1, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Seriously…..
    CH is a fine manager and done a great job in restoring spirit pride . Tactically he is moderately talented, but current position is about as good as we can hope to get. We have been well beaten by arse, manure, and to an extent mancity already this season. CH will not be able to attract the quality players needed to take on and beat those teams.

    This season will reestablish us as a mid table premiership team. The question to all those screaming for CH to be made god, is that the extent of your ambitions ?

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  • Thump

    Nov 1, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Mike Ashley is doing everything right in terms of saying “we’ll evaluate how well you do at the end of the season”. It’s fairly obvious our squad is relegation favourites and that our aim is solely to survive in the EPL this season and if CH can do that then he’ll get his contract. The higher up the table he gets, the better the results will be.

    Ashley is playing a game of cat and mouse and keeping our manager on his toes as opposed to years gone by where we would pay out massive money to a manager only to get nothing in return.

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