We were all shocked when Mike Ashley dumped Hughton three years ago, and many felt the same way with the dismissal of Tottenham Hotspur's Andre Villas-Boas on Monday.
Chris Hughton: "As a manager it's always sad to see another fellow manager going and of course certainly being a part of the LMA (League Managers Association) it's always sad to see but it does happen.
"I think we've had five managers gone in the past couple of weeks, that's the pressure that's on managers, that's the pressure that is in the game, expectations rise, sometimes unrealistically.
"It's certainly one that managers of course have to deal with in the best way that they can, from their perspective you just hope as a club they get it right."
Source: Newcastle United Mad