We half expected this after Newcastle’s terrible and gutless performance yesterday at West Brom, as William Hill have again suspended betting on Chris Hughton being the next Premier League manager to be sacked.
Chris Hughton – deja vu – all over again
Odds on Chris Hughton have been slashed to 1/2 by Sky Bet, but for the second time within 8 weeks William Hill have gone further and suspended betting altogether.
We hope the club will say something to quell the apparent hysteria going on – again.
There was similar stories after Newcastle drew 2-2 at home to Wigan on October 16th, with news being circulated that Chris would have been fired if Coloccini hadn’t equalized with his header in injury time.
Newcastle have proved many times before that replacing the manger doesn’t solve the problem, as new managers have different ways of going about things, and like different types of players – and it often means all change on the western front.
That often does nothing but to cause more upheaval at any club.
This is the statement released by the Newcastle United club in mid-October:
“Chris is our manager and will remain our manager, and it is our intention to re-negotiate his contract at the end of the year.”
The statement kind of calmed things down, but then reporters made it sound like Chris had until the end of the year to save his job.
We’d like to see the club support the manager, who saved the bacon of Newcastle United last season.