Appointing Chris Hughton has it’s Pros and Cons

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Hughton - You cant really fault the man

I’m sure we’re all well aware that Chris Hughton is very close to becoming Newcastle United’s new manager within the next few days. Ashley, who looks to have failed with his attempts to sell the club again, is set to appoint Hughton as manager in hope of bringing us back to the Premier League. Two losses in a row, on the road have yet again highlighted our liabilities and none less than a shortage of players. We’ve been preaching too long for new players and indeed the current squad have pleaded with Mike to loosen his purse strong. We still have to wait and see whether he does.

Speaking today Hughton said :

‘The objective at the start of the season was to get this club promotion, and that hasn’t changed,’

‘Talks are ongoing, but from both parties’ points of view, they want me to be the manager and I want to be the manager here.’

And while Chris is set to become full-time boss, his compatriot Gareth Southgate has departed from him beloved club, even after a home win against Derby. The chairman’s motives to sack Gareth is quite unknown but we’re pretty sure Southgate will be back as manager somewhere else, very soon indeed.

Both Southgate and Shearer were managers when their club were sent down and both are now looking for new jobs. Shearer, surely looking to get into management sooner or later.

Hughton is a very good coach, we know that. We also know that he’s good at working with players which is his job I suppose. However, no offence to Chris, I don’t think he’s manager material, not at a club like Newcastle, just yet anyway.

Saying that, we can expect pure honesty from the former Irish international and a no-nonsense approach to things. He calmed Joey Barton and since then, there’s been very little in the way of fall-outs in the Toon camp. This is very good and maybe Chris would work as manager, for one season at least.

The players want him as manager, the owner Mike Ashley does too, but as Newcastle fans, where do you stand on this issue?

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Steph: ⏱ 22/10/2009

There's no doubt that Hughton has done a great job but now the wheels are coming off as the championship begin to find us out. When has a caretaker manager ever done well when becoming permanent? Let's just say Chris gets us promoted, this will mean he will be manager in the Premier League and we all know how bad that was last year. I think we should go for an experienced manager like Curbushley or Coppell. This is just Ashley putting another two fingers up at the fans

Carl: ⏱ 22/10/2009

Agree with you entirely there steph. This is Ashley saving a few bob instead of trying to bring an established manager with credentials to the club.

chuck: ⏱ 22/10/2009

Curbishley or Coppell, surely that`s tongue in cheek, you could`nt possibly be serious. Perhaps most fans do not understand the situation. It would cost money to hire a manager. Ashley , though desperately wanting out, is not about to either spend or give the club away. The result will consist of hopefully gaining promotion, with either the present playing staff or supplemented by further loaned players. Depending on where the club is at come Christmas, certain decisions will have to be made, it may be necessary to buy in order to gain promotion, but only if the club is slipping and appears likely to miss out. It will take a lot before Ashley puts his hand into his pocket. Though I doubt if he will sell anyone, as much as he would like to, last seasons mistakes hopefully will not be repeated. Not a lot to look forward too. As far as looking at people to bring in, just paper talk and agents getting publicity for their clients,pay no attention.

Mag_Laad: ⏱ 22/10/2009

It's a shame Hughton's getting the job, would of loved to have seen Coppell, Curbishley or Irvine get the job. But as Chuck said simply was never ever going to happen, Hughton has been lucky this season and thinking of the position of Hughton getting the job now I wish he wasn't. We've only played 2 good games this season Ipswich & Reading and they both played absolutley terrible, it's just been luck that has won us games this season as its starting to show as of the past 4 games. I don't think we'll get a result on Saturday, Hughton's tactics and team selections are the worst things I've seen since Chernobyl, he has no clue what so ever a toddler could pick a better team than Hughton. To be honest I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if we did a Leeds, we maybe top 2 but after the past 4 games we won't be for long.

Steph: ⏱ 22/10/2009

There's no doubt that Hughton has done a great job but now the wheels are coming off as the championship begin to find us out. When has a caretaker manager ever done well when becoming permanent? Let's just say Chris gets us promoted, this will mean he will be manager in the Premier League and we all know how bad that was last year. I think we should go for an experienced manager like Curbushley or Coppell. This is just Ashley putting another two fingers up at the fans

Carl: ⏱ 22/10/2009

Agree with you entirely there steph. This is Ashley saving a few bob instead of trying to bring an established manager with credentials to the club.

chuck: ⏱ 22/10/2009

Curbishley or Coppell, surely that`s tongue in cheek, you could`nt possibly be serious. Perhaps most fans do not understand the situation. It would cost money to hire a manager. Ashley , though desperately wanting out, is not about to either spend or give the club away. The result will consist of hopefully gaining promotion, with either the present playing staff or supplemented by further loaned players. Depending on where the club is at come Christmas, certain decisions will have to be made, it may be necessary to buy in order to gain promotion, but only if the club is slipping and appears likely to miss out. It will take a lot before Ashley puts his hand into his pocket. Though I doubt if he will sell anyone, as much as he would like to, last seasons mistakes hopefully will not be repeated. Not a lot to look forward too. As far as looking at people to bring in, just paper talk and agents getting publicity for their clients,pay no attention.

Mickarious: ⏱ 22/10/2009

Hughton has done a pretty decent job in keeping the dressing room, steadying the ship so to speak, keeping everyone in check BUT 2 draws at home to Bristol City and QPR followed by 2 deafeats at Notts forest and Scunny is not good. Lets be clear tho, Ashley has no desire to sell the club at all. never mind any of the bullshit we read. Hughton is a the cheapest option for him, he'll keep the same coaching staff etc. A new manager brings in a new contract, new staff and all sorts. This fella wants to see if he can recoup anything. Its his money, he can do what the hell he likes - whether we like it or not. You buys the goods, you decide how to treat em.

Mag_Laad: ⏱ 22/10/2009

It's a shame Hughton's getting the job, would of loved to have seen Coppell, Curbishley or Irvine get the job. But as Chuck said simply was never ever going to happen, Hughton has been lucky this season and thinking of the position of Hughton getting the job now I wish he wasn't. We've only played 2 good games this season Ipswich & Reading and they both played absolutley terrible, it's just been luck that has won us games this season as its starting to show as of the past 4 games. I don't think we'll get a result on Saturday, Hughton's tactics and team selections are the worst things I've seen since Chernobyl, he has no clue what so ever a toddler could pick a better team than Hughton. To be honest I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if we did a Leeds, we maybe top 2 but after the past 4 games we won't be for long.

Mickarious: ⏱ 22/10/2009

Hughton has done a pretty decent job in keeping the dressing room, steadying the ship so to speak, keeping everyone in check BUT 2 draws at home to Bristol City and QPR followed by 2 deafeats at Notts forest and Scunny is not good. Lets be clear tho, Ashley has no desire to sell the club at all. never mind any of the bullshit we read. Hughton is a the cheapest option for him, he'll keep the same coaching staff etc. A new manager brings in a new contract, new staff and all sorts. This fella wants to see if he can recoup anything. Its his money, he can do what the hell he likes - whether we like it or not. You buys the goods, you decide how to treat em.

Monument Mal: ⏱ 22/10/2009

I agree with Mickarious when he says Fat Ash has never had any intention of selling the club. I said at the time of the club being out back on the market that he would wait until after the transfer window, take the club off the market and appoint Hughton as manager. Let's face it businessmen such as Ashley do not accept £130 million losses on any investment. He's suckered us twice and again shows his utter contempt towards the very people who keep our club afloat, the Geordie faithful!

Monument Mal: ⏱ 22/10/2009

I agree with Mickarious when he says Fat Ash has never had any intention of selling the club. I said at the time of the club being out back on the market that he would wait until after the transfer window, take the club off the market and appoint Hughton as manager. Let's face it businessmen such as Ashley do not accept £130 million losses on any investment. He's suckered us twice and again shows his utter contempt towards the very people who keep our club afloat, the Geordie faithful!

steve: ⏱ 23/10/2009

He didn't give Shearer the job because Al told him straight who he wanted in and who he wanted out of the squad no messing about Al wasn't going to be a yes man to Ashley his approach was ''i'll be the manger if you'll let me manage the club'' now i know a lot of people will say well were 2nd in the league etc and Hughton hasn't done a bad job but we all know a defeat against Doncaster tomorrow will be a defeat too many there was trouble in the crowd after the Scunthorpe defeat midweek i just hope there's no repeat tomorrow if the result doesn't go our way

steve: ⏱ 23/10/2009

He didn't give Shearer the job because Al told him straight who he wanted in and who he wanted out of the squad no messing about Al wasn't going to be a yes man to Ashley his approach was ''i'll be the manger if you'll let me manage the club'' now i know a lot of people will say well were 2nd in the league etc and Hughton hasn't done a bad job but we all know a defeat against Doncaster tomorrow will be a defeat too many there was trouble in the crowd after the Scunthorpe defeat midweek i just hope there's no repeat tomorrow if the result doesn't go our way