Newcastle give Chris Hughton the boot

Gotten rid of


This statement from Newcastle just over a month ago:

“Chris is our manager and will remain our manager and it is our intention to renegotiate his contract at the end of the year.”

And now this:

“Newcastle United Football Club have today parted company with manager Chris Hughton. Goalkeeping coach Paul Barron also leaves the club today.”

“The board would like to place on record their thanks to Chris for his considerable efforts during the club’s transition from Championship to Premier League football. Chris has shown exceptional character and commitment since being appointed manager in October 2009. The club wishes him well for the future.”

“Regrettably the board now feels that an individual with more managerial experience is needed to take the club forward.”

“The task of appointing a new manager now begins. An announcement will be made shortly regarding transitional arrangements pending the appointment of a successor.”  

Newcastle fans, how do you feel about this?


6 responses so far
  • Really? // December 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    How can you want to replace Hughton, who got them promoted first time of asking, with the man that got them relegated?

    Shearer isnt the answer

    It’s almost as if Newcastle love the drama, it was all going smoothly, so i guess that means time for a new manager.

    Well done Mike Ashley; amazing that he never found a buyer eh? Did he ever really mean to sell the club?

  • Sophie Stepover // December 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Pitiful. What’s Martin O’Neill doing this very minute??

  • Nicko // December 6, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    @Sophie Running as far from the north east as possible?

  • Sophie Stepover // December 6, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    LOL Nicko.

  • Josie // December 6, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Very sad. I’m not a Newcastle fan, but I find the decision uncalled for. If Hull City can allow Phil Brown to manage 2 seasons after bringing them up, why can’t Chris at least complete this first season.

    Totally inequity.

  • Tippsy McStagger // December 7, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Newcastle’s new sponsor Pizza Hut, coincidence….?

    Mike Ashley’s as much use as a bag of brass dick’s.

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