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Hughton set for two-year contract extension?

November 14th, 2010 | 35 Comments |

Deal or no deal for Hughton?
Deal or no deal for Hughton?
Chris Hughton and his contract, or lack of it, seems to be a saga that has rolled on and on recently.

It’s been a source of scurrilous rumour making by the press as they have tried to destabilise things Newcastle United, and it nearly worked as it got a lot of fans talking about it.

The speculation and rumours gathered pace until they reached such a point that the club, with it’s ‘no comment’ policy, felt compelled to comment on the situation to clarify that Chris Hughton would indeed be staying on as our manager and would be offered a new deal in the new year. That statement was supposed to quash the rumours, but they continued, so a policy of just having to ignore them ensued as it appears that this is the only way to deal with these types of press reports.

But according to the News of the World, both the club and Hughton are ready to settle things once and for all by agreeing on a two-year, improved, contract extension that will keep Hughton in charge until the end of the 2012-2013 season. (more…)