Newcastle Fired Manager Chris Hughton

By on Dec 6, 2010 in Europe, Sports Comments

NEWCASTLE, England – Different sports news site reported that, Newcastle United fired Chris Hughton, who has been working without an assistant manager since Colin Calderwood,  joined Hibernian in October, announced that they want to place a more experienced manager.

In a statement, Newcastle said, “Regrettably the board now feels that an individual with more managerial experience is needed to take the club forward, The task of appointing a new manager now begins. An announcement will be made shortly regarding transitional arrangements pending the appointment of a successor.”

Chris Hughton, the former Ireland defender, was hired by Newcastle in February 2008 as Kevin Keegan’s assistant. He then served as temporary manager when Keegan left in September 2008.

“The board would like to place on record their thanks to Chris for his considerable efforts during the club’s transition from Championship to Premier League football,” Newcastle said. “Chris has shown exceptional character and commitment.”

Newcastle says “an announcement will be made shortly regarding transitional arrangements pending the appointment of a successor.”

The announcement came a day after Newcastle United was beaten 3-1 at West Brom, a result which left them 11th in the Premier League table.

Hughton brings Newcastle back into the Premier League in May after a season in the second-tier and had presided over a 5-1 rout of local rival Sunderland in October, a 1-0 victory at Arsenal and a 1-1 draw with Chelsea.



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