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The Man Who Picked Newcastle Out Of The Gutter!

30 May 2012 12:00:20

The Man Who Picked Newcastle Out Of The Gutter!

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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