Don’t Expect Hughton To Bring In Assistant Anytime Soon


We suppose it’s natural that when various reporters are looking at the dire state of Newcastle over the last five games,  they point out that one thing that’s needed is to get some help to Chris Hughton.

Colin Calderwood – left 7 weeks ago today – still no sign of a replacement

Chris has worked without an assistant since Colin Calderwood left to manage Hibs on October 18th, which is 7 weeks ago today.

But of course the first three games managed on his own were all wins against West Ham, Sunderland and Arsenal, but we’ve suffered three bad defeats in our last five games and only 2 points.

But there’s no way anybody will be brought  in until Chris Hughton’s own future at Newcastle is decided, and it’s still up in the air, with his current contract running our next June.

The fact he’s on probably the lowest wage of any manager in the Premier League, means it will be hard to attract a good coach to Newcastle, because the assistant manager’s wage will not be great.

Don’t expect any new assistant for Chris until his future at Newcastle is more secure, but if the team continues on their terrible streak of form for many more games, Mike Ashley may have to take some action.

Getting somebody in to help Chris, even in the short term and on a short term contract could be the answer.

But we don’t expect Chris to be offered a new contract at Newcastle until things are turned around at the club.

We would look to senior players like Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton, Alan Smith and Steve Harper to help the manager turn things around at the club.

Yes we know – this is not a particularly good situation for  the manager or the club to be in right now.

Comments welcome.



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3 comments so far

  • komfort

    Dec 6, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #1

    wouldn’t be suprised in the slightest if JFK was back in charge before the season is out..

    ..if nowt else we should get a good laugh.

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  • Shot Bru

    Dec 6, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #2

    It is ridiculous that CH doesn’t have an assistant yet….amateurish springs to mind the way the footballing side of things is run at our club…CH got his tactics wrong yesterday by playing 442 against a west brom side with the extra man in midfield….we couldn’t rely on Ameobi to put in a any effort and drop back and disrupt their 2 central midfielders which gave them all the time in the world yesterday. This is the reason CH needs an experienced assistant who he can bounce ideas off and get a different perspective on players and tactics before during and after the match.

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  • Lew Davies

    Dec 6, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #3

    komfort, dont even go there mate. Thats no laughing matter. Laughing stock more like.

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