Owen Coyle Waxes Lyrical About Newcastle’s Chris Hughton

We think Bolton’s Owen Coyle could well become one of the top managers in the Premier League.

Owen Coyle – big admirer of Chris Hughton

And certainly since taking up a management position at Burnley in 2007, he’s certainly done very well managing both Burnley and now Bolton, which is a a club he played for in his playing career.

And we watched the video of Owen talking before today’s game with Newcastle, and he’s certainly an interesting character, and seems to talk a lot of common sense, and seems also  a big admirer of Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, for what he’s done over the last 16 months for the Magpies.

And as well as Owen thinking that it was Chris Hughton who picked the club off its knees in the summer of 2009, Coyle also thinks it would be best for both the Tyneside club and Chris to get the Londoner signed to a good long term contract at Newcastle. We have to agree with that.

This is what Owen said:

“The situation arose where he was given the opportunity, but he has earned everything he has got to this point,”

“The sooner that contract situation is sorted out the better because they run the risk of losing him because of the quality he has.”

“There is no doubt in my mind that he is desperate to stay at Newcastle because of the size of the club, the job he has done and the group of players he has.”

“So the sooner they sort that, the better.”

In the longer interview Owen is even more complimentary of Chris and thinks the Newcastle side have been like a breath of fresh air in the Premier League this season.

Now you know at least one reason why we think he’s a really good guy. 😀

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Nov 20, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Him and Chris Hughton are top managers in the premier league,what have do with they clubs with little amount of money.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 20, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Coyle inherited a god awful Allardyce / Megson style of play and has got them playing football. Way more than us in any case. Fair play to Coyle. Lee is a very good player for them.

  • Charlietoon

    Nov 20, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #3

    That is just a decent manager getting his boys psyched up for the game

  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #4

    I wish people would get off banging on this drum it is getting a bit monotonous,

    The board said the turn of the year, Chris knows it’s the turn of the year at that stage everybody will have a far better idea of the clubs security in the prem and that will place both parties in what they feel is a better bargaining position.

    By then the club should know if it odds on to survive the prem or battling it out in the basement, remember we are as close to relegation as we are to Europe, at that stage the board will have a value on Hoots and take that to the table, Hoots will have his own value on the situation and will bargain accordingly.

    The gutter press may well keep resurrecting this topic in an attempt to destabilise, agitate or generally keep trying to prompt a response from the club but there is really no need for you to do it as well Ed.

  • nobby62

    Nov 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Totally agree with you Ciaran, i`m really happy with Hughton, but if he left for any reason, i would take Coyle as our manager, no problems.

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Nov 20, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #6

    If long ball football takes it to win a game,Does it really matter ? As much I hate it,You if to be opened mind about this,This always go well against the top 6 clubs in the premier league.With the likes of Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi,It makes a good Idea at times but I do hate it thou..

  • Shot Bru

    Nov 20, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Cupiddstunt i agree with you…hence the reason CH hasn’t been given a new assisstant yet. I guess the board are thinking there’s no point in giving CH an addition to the coaching staff until we see where we are at the turn of the year. I have a mate in the gutter press who feeds me the odd story now and then about our managerial situation and potential signings and transfers but at the end of the day it’s all guess work and we shouldn’t take any notice.

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 20, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #8
  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 20, 2010 at 12:18 PM

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  • MacToon

    Nov 20, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #10

    cupiddstunt@ 4 Well said and saves me typing my reply, tx 😉

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 20, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #11


    The top 6 are the the top 6 because they are all footballing teams,

    Arsenal, Chelsea, Manu, city etc play it on the deck.

    Our long ball game didn’t work against Wigan, Blackburn, Blackpool, Stoke or Fulham.

    There are plenty of teams with far less money than us like Wigan, WBA, Blackpool etc who don’t play ”hoof ball”. If a premiership club hasn’t got good enough technical players why are they premiership players ?

    I personally don’t think it does Carroll any favours either, just getting 60 yard hit and hope aimless high balls all day long. A long accurate pass a la Hoddle is a different matter.


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