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Chris Hughton on Tiote, Carroll and that transfer.

April 18th, 2011 | 12 Comments |

Hughton: Newcastle can make big strides.
Hughton: Newcastle can make big strides.
Part One of the interview.

Resuming the Chris Hughton’s interview with Richard Keys and Andy Grey on ‘Talk Sport’, this final section begins with more memories of Newcastle United, including what Hughton thinks of Colin Calderwood, did he realise how good Cheick Tiote when he signed him, working with Andy Carroll, did he always think that he was going to leave in January and more.

Richard Keys: “Here’s one from a Hibs fan, you’ve partially answered this. ‘Irish’ and Andy would just like to ask Chris what he thinks of Colin Calderwood?”

Chris Hughton: “Colin was very, very good for me, and I think that with all managers that you will speak to it’s so important that you have somebody alongside you not only that you trust and you like, but you know is very good at his job. he had a difficult start at Hibs but I was incredibly confident that what he would do is turn it around, and that’s what he has done. I think for any Hibs supporters that there is certainly bigger and better things from him. He’s not only a very, very good football man but a good person as well.”

Andy Gray: “Anthony asks did Chris realise just how good Cheick Tiote would be when he signed him?” (more…)