Sol Campbell Says Chris Hughton Is A Great Manager


We’ve been very surprised at how really well Chris Hughton has started with Newcastle in the Premier League.

Chris Hughton – a great manager

When he took over during our relegation season, Chris was not too successful  as caretaker manager, but since he’s taken full control, he’s done a fantastic job at Newcastle, and if the lads play as well as they did yesterday, then there will be some more wins down the road, that’s for sure.

Newcastle played very solidly yesterday but just didn’t have the rub of the green to get all 3 points.

Sol Campbell has played for some great managers, of course, and thinks that the best thing Newcastle have going for them right now is Chris Hughton, whom he seems immensely impressed with.

This is what Sol said about Chris today:

“Newcastle have got themselves a great manager,” “He is doing a pretty good job in the Premier League and with money he’s had to play with, he’s doing fantastically well really.”

“People might not see it in him but he’s passionate, he’s a workaholic. He just wants to get everything right and I totally understand it because the job is precious to him.”

“He appreciates the position he is in and he wants to do the best he can for the club, the players and ultimately for himself.” “He wants a long career as a manager.”

As we’ve said before, Chris has already done better than we ever thought possible, and now it’s even exciting to see just how good he can actually become.

And since Newcastle have hardly been lucky so far this season, and still have a very respectable 18 points from their first 13 league games, it shows that we can still do quite well, in our first season back with the big boys.

The goal is to remain in the Premier League this season, and we’re on track to do just that.

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2 comments so far

  • dave 1961

    Nov 14, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Well I can’t wait for him to show it another game that Nolan did nothing but stayed on the pitch. I only see the coach that can’t do it in the premier league.

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  • chuck

    Nov 14, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #2

    And ?
    What else is new ? CH is in a sense like Owen Coyle and a few other home grown managers.
    Given the opportunity, they astound everyone.
    Look this is a tough league and there`s no gimme`s but there are still plenty of skeptics among the Newcastle fans .
    But even with the recent home losses and draws, how many expected a seventh place spot at this time, nobody !
    Looking at it from a rational standpoint, the man (CH) has been in the game all his life, worked with numerous managers,good bad and mediocre.
    Could it be, he is one of the best prepared managers, who otherwise could have remained a coach had it not been for Mike Ashley looking to save money.
    NUFC are very fortunate to have someone of his character and abilities .
    Of course there are those who would prefer a name manager or a Geordie (Sherah) and those that will never accept him.
    Those same people also expect miracles from an ordinary side, punching above their weight ,
    Jenas and Campbell are right in declaring Newcastle to be a Goldfish bowl, they get more attention than any team in the country and have enormous expectations placed on them.
    Well at least the players are aware of what CH has accomplished and continues to do, so give the man the contract he deserves and enough of the, “he`s tactically challenged”, “he cant pick a team” etc.

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