It’s been announced that Peter Beardsley and his Assistant Steven Stone will take over the club’s training in preparation for the game at Liverpool on Saturday.
Peter Beardsley – manager on interim basis
This is the statement the club have just put out:
Newcastle United Football Club can confirm that Peter Beardsley will be in charge of team affairs with immediate effect, following Chris Hughton’s departure from the club today.
Peter has been Reserve Team Manager since the start of the season. He will be supported by Steve Stone, Assistant Reserve Team manager at the club.
It’s good that two local lads will pick up the pieces that Mike Ashley has left lying around again at the Newcastle club, and we have to hope the players will respond to them, although we really don’t expect them to be in interim charge for too long.
We’ve just watched Sky Sports News and of course Newcastle fans are stunned that Mike Ashley has sacked the London gentle man, Chris Hughton.
Hughton was a big favorite on Tyneside, because he seemed to have no ego, never made excuses, and brought some Geordie Pride back to Newcastle, after the club was on its knees last summer.
Chris may be gone – but he’ll never be forgotten by Newcastle fans, for the fantastic job he did for Newcastle United over the last 16 months.
He will live on forever in Geordie folklore.