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Hughton accepts LMA. Manager of the Year award praising support staff.

Posted on May 11th, 2010 | 9 Comments |

Another award for the Cockney Colossus.
Another award for the Cockney Colossus.
Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton, accepted his award as the Championship’s ‘Manager of the Year’ in what has proved to be a year for the good guys in football, with the venerable Roy Hodgson claiming the biggest prize for Premiership Manager of the Year.

As is usual with Chris, he wasted no time in spreading the praise around, and claiming it as an award for the whole management team. On receiving the award, he reflected:

“I am honoured to be recognised by the LMA and I accept the award on behalf of everyone at the football club,” he told nufc.co.uk, “But with this being a managerial prize I think special mention should go to the staff.

“Colin Calderwood and Paul Barron have offered me tremendous support throughout the year. We are a managerial team and this award is for them as much as it is for me.

“Coupled with that we have a terrific backroom team who also deserve special mention.

“From the minute we came together as a group last summer, there has been a bond between everyone which has got us to where we are now.

“Awards such as this recognise that team effort and I’m delighted to take this honour.”

Chris, who won several ‘Manager of the Month’ awards throughout last season, has presided over what has been a record breaking season for the Magpies, albeit in a lower division. Under Chris’s management, the lads won the Football League Trophy with a total of 102 points, a club record points haul and the first time they have ever managed to make it into three figures. They also maintained an unbeaten home record at St James’s Park, playing to record Championship attendance figures. They finally secured the title after a 0-2 away victory over Plymouth Argyle at Plymouth’s Home Park stadium.

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9 Responses

  1. Done a good job – next season if what I believe to be true with squad strengthening he will be sacked by xmas.

  2. I an glad to see that not only is CH getting the praise he deserves but is also giving out praise to those whose contribution is not so obvious.Though being the person he is i’m not surprised.

  3. Hi All,

    See there is a new statement released on NUFC.co.uk
    “In relation to recent media speculation following the statement made by the Club on May 9, Newcastle United would like to make it clear that owner Mike Ashley is not looking for his interest free loan to be repaid, or to take any money out of the Club.”

    Also Haris Vuckic has not made it into the world cup squad… :(

  4. Tez – which one?

    Hughton deserves a massive pat on the back for a job well done. I just hope he’s not hung out to dry this season.

  5. CH and his backroom staff deserve all the praise they get after the job they have done.Lets hope that the bond and togetherness that they and the players obviuosly have will be enough to see us thru next season.Hmmm

  6. By the look on Hughtons face at the top of the article it looks as tho he,s just found out he,s getting nowt to spend lol

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