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Hughton speaks publicly about his Newcastle sacking.

December 24th, 2010 | 52 Comments |

Hughton speaks.
Hughton speaks.
Chris Hughton has spoke publicly today for the first time since his sacking from Newcastle.

In an interview with Sky Sports News, Hughton spoke of the disappointment upon hearing the news that both he and Paul Barron were to be axed, his thoughts on the sacking, and his plans for the future after what was an unexpected sacking that caused an uproar from many quarters.

I’m trying to transcript what was said, so be warned that it may not be exactly word for word, but I’ll try and get it as spot on as I can. First off, Chris was asked about what happened on the day he got sacked and how the meeting with Derek Llambias was called.

“I got a phone call in the morning from the managing director, Derek Llambias, it was for myself and Paul Barron to meet him at the stadium after training, and of course I was told then.

“It was a surprise, and I think the fact that Paul Barron was with me made it more of a surprise. If it was a meeting on my own then perhaps I would have had a thought that perhaps something could happen, but it was a complete surprise” (more…)

Hughton speaks of “big blow” and Calderwood replacement within days.

October 19th, 2010 | 28 Comments |

Hughton: "Big blow".
Hughton: "Big blow".
Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton, has been talking to Tyneside newspaper, The Chronic on the “big blow” of losing deputy, Colin Calderwood, to Hibs. He also spoke on the search for his replacement, which, said Hughton, he would be dealing with “over the next couple of days”.

Starting with a tribute to his erstwhile deputy, Hughton said:

“For us it is very much a case of business as usual.

“It’s a big blow to lose Colin Calderwood but certainly one I can understand.

“He’s not only very good at what he does as a coach but he’s also a very good friend.”

On Calderwood’s sudden move to Hibs, Hughton continued:

“When an opportunity like this comes along it is difficult to turn down, and it is no surprise he was in the frame because he has such good pedigree.

“He’s looked to take the opportunity and I wish him well.” (more…)

Hughton accepts LMA. Manager of the Year award praising support staff.

May 11th, 2010 | 9 Comments |

Another award for the Cockney Colossus.
Another award for the Cockney Colossus.
Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton, accepted his award as the Championship’s ‘Manager of the Year’ in what has proved to be a year for the good guys in football, with the venerable Roy Hodgson claiming the biggest prize for Premiership Manager of the Year.

As is usual with Chris, he wasted no time in spreading the praise around, and claiming it as an award for the whole management team. On receiving the award, he reflected:

“I am honoured to be recognised by the LMA and I accept the award on behalf of everyone at the football club,” he told, “But with this being a managerial prize I think special mention should go to the staff.

“Colin Calderwood and Paul Barron have offered me tremendous support throughout the year. We are a managerial team and this award is for them as much as it is for me. (more…)