The Man Who Picked Newcastle Out Of The Gutter!

30 May 2012 12:00
Chris Hughton started the Newcastle United new revolution, picking the club out of the gutter when we were relegated.

Hughton was given a name check by Alan Pardew when he was named as the LMA manager of the year in London earlier this month.

Chris Hughton: “It was a lovely thing for him to do.

“I did appreciate it and he deserved that award for the job he has done there.

"Alan is someone I have known for a while and I always knew he was a good manager.

“It was nice to get that recognition because it is in front of the other managers throughout the Football League.

"So for him to say that, I really appreciated it.

“All of my memories of Newcastle are very fond ones although I have always been honest enough when people talk to me about it to point out that I was part of the coaching staff that got the club relegated.

“Luckily I left with a good record and what I felt was nothing to really prove.

"But what really pleased me was doing it for the people up there, who live and breathe their football.

“Wherever I am in the world, I still get Newcastle fans coming up to me and thanking me for the promotion season which is so nice.

“It is an incredible support and a really, really lovely part of the world. I would love to see them go from strength-to-strength.”


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