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.