Archive for tag: Chris Hughton on search for assistant.

Hughton still in a quandary over assistant choice.

October 25th, 2010 | 64 Comments |

Hughton: Still pondering.
Hughton: Still pondering.
Despite much specious gossip that Steve Clarke is nailed on to be the replacement for Colin Calderwood as Chris Hughton’s deputy at Newcastle United, Chris Hughton has revealed that he is still undecided about a replacement for the important position.

He revealed:

“It’s something I have wanted to take some time over,

“I don’t expect to take too long over it, but I haven’t named one yet.

“I have a few in mind, but certainly no decisions have been made yet.”

When asked about the gossip surrounding Clarke, who was previously both an assistant and caretaker manager at Newcastle in 1998-99, Hughton speculated:

“Probably the reason it has been mentioned is because he is a very, very good coach who is available and he has a history at this club.” (more…)

Confusing messages on search for Hughton assistant.

October 20th, 2010 | 167 Comments |

Hughton: “It will 100% be my decision”
Hughton: “It will 100% be my decision”
There have been some slightly confusing messages in both yesterday’s and today’s press about the seach for Colin Calderwood’s successor as assistant manager at St James’s Park.

Local reporter, Luke Edwards of the Journal, is insisting that Hughton will “Take his time” in the seach for a new deputy. However in the interview transcribed in the piece, there is something of a mixed message, with Hughton himself seemingly suggesting, as we reported yesterday, that it is something he will dealing with over the next few days, and also that he has someone in mind for the position already, but also saying “I’m going to think about it for a while”.

Hughton said on the succession:

“It will 100% be my decision because it has to be. He is going to be my assistant so it is important I know I can work with that person. (more…)