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Is Hughton’s contract scuppering his search for an assistant?

November 25th, 2010 | 62 Comments |

Hughton: Still searching for his perfect partner.
Hughton: Still searching for his perfect partner.
It is now well over a month since former Newcastle United assistant manager, Colin Calderwood said goodbye to Tyneside and took up the manager’s position at Hibernian in Edinburgh. Meanwhile, the Magpies are still missing an assistant manager and surviving with one of the smallest first team coaching staffs in the Premiership.

Speaking in an interview, manager, Chris Hughton said of the quest:

“It’s been coming up to five weeks now but no, there has been no new progress in that this week,”

Meanwhile, it is also known that as things stand, Hughton himself is only on a contract until the end of the season with new contract discussions happening in January. Looking at it from a potential candidate’s point of view, this may not inspire the greatest feeling of job security should Hughton’s next contract talks fail, and there would be a good chance that any credible candidate for the job would bear this in mind if approached about the position. (more…)