News today that new Birmingham boss Chris Hughton, wants to take Danny Guthrie to the Midland club.
Danny Guthrie – worth more than £1M
Chris will know all about the 24 year-old central midfielder, who can also play on either wing, having coached him at Newcastle for almost three years.
Chris joined Kevin Keen in February of 2008, after being sacked with Martin Jol the previous October from Spurs, but the bid is reported to be only around £1M, which seems a bit low.
Chris’ number one job at Birmingham is not surprisingly to get the side promoted just as soon as possible, back to the Premier League, preferably next season.
And Hughton has agreed a 12-month rolling contract, which is what Bibby Robson was on during his time as manager of Newcastle United.
This is what Chris had to say after his unveiling as the new manager yesterday in Birmingham:
“We are going into an extremely competitive Championship and, with the players set to return for pre-season training soon, I need to get into the job straight away. I’m really relishing it.”
“For as long as I’ve been in football the name Birmingham City has been right up there. It is what I regard as a real football club with passionate supporters.”
Guthrie joined Newcatsle back in the summer of 2008, for around £3M from Liverpool, when Kevin Keegan was still the manager, but Newcatsle would want at least their money back, if they decide to let him go this summer.
Danny’s four year contract at Newcastle runs out next summer, and there’s some debate as to whether he’s done enough to earn a new contract at Newcastle.
And with a number of new players arriving this summer on Tyneside, it could be time for Danny to seek pastures anew, and away from Newcastle.
Danny has appeared 85 times for the Magpies with 7 goals.
What do you think?