Fulham Manager Big Fan Of Chris Hughton

Fulham manager Mark Hughes, who was said to be a Newcastle target after Sam Allardyce left the club in early 2008,  has nothing but praise for Newcastle manager Chris Hughton.

Chris Hughton – done a great job on Tyneside

Chris is still awaiting a new and improved contract being offered to him, after he turned down the first offer earlier this season, according to former Newcastle player  Warren Barton.

Hughes has admitted that he is surprised Chris has yet to be offered a new contract to replace the one which expires in the summer, and his current wage is said to be around £250K/year.

This is what Mark told Sky Sports:

“I think everyone in football is surprised he has not been offered a new contract,” “He’s done a great job. He’s stabilized the club after relegation and brought them back up and now they are riding high.”

Hughton has so far led Newcastle to fifth place in the Premier League, after 12 games in the Magpies first season back in the top flight, after being down below for just one season.

It could be that the assistant manager position and manager position should go together, and we have to think that until Chris signs his new contract, and the earlier the better for most Newcastle fans, only then will he be able to bring in a good assistant.

Chris certainly needs a good assistant to help him with the big work load on Tyneside, and another win this afternoon against Fulham would be a good way of going about getting a very decent contract offer from owner Mike Ashley.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • CT

    Nov 13, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Hoots contract talk, sick of it to be honest. He either signs or he doesn`t. Yes he deserves one, maybe £1 mill pa, 1year rolling at least, win today 20 points, halfway to safety before end of Nov.
    If it then goes pearshaped, still time to get someone in without breaking the bank.
    It needs to be sorted, as this is destabalising in itself.
    How can you hope to appoint an assistant when the managers future is in the air, Ash needs to hire or fire Hoots, we need to move on one way or another!
    In perspective, Wilkins was on £350k at Chelsea, Hoots is on the equivalent what Rooney earns in a week. PATHETIC, but it`s us,always,always lack class!
    Going to the match today, hopeful but not that much. Get this sorted and move on NOW!!!!!!

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 13, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #2

    If this keeps going on with this and that manager saying how good Hughton is. He’ll be getting manager of the year.

  • CT

    Nov 13, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    We are becoming a laughing stock., don`t blame the rags, we give them the bloody ammo for God`s sake. No CLASS!!

  • jimiley

    Nov 13, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #4

    There are lots of people who are big fans of Hoots. The owner is not one of them. Rooney gets more in a week (last seen supping Champers in Arabia at a poolside) than Hoots gets in a year. Our owner has so much class.

  • jimiley

    Nov 13, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Most of these people who “rate” Hoots are being patronising. The little lad fighting against all the odds and doing a decent job. They feel sorry for him because our owner is such a knob.


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