Alternative NUFC Board Statement

Posted: December 8, 2010 in Blogs
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On Monday, the Newcastle United Board released the following statement confirming Chris Hughton’s sacking as the club’s manager:

Newcastle United Football Club have today parted company with manager Chris Hughton. Goalkeeping coach Paul Barron also leaves the club today.

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.

Chris has shown exceptional character and commitment since being appointed manager in October 2009. The club wishes him well for the future.

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.

However, with Thursday bringing confirmation of the arrival of failed League 1 manager Alan Pardew, perhaps the reason the board gave for relieving Hughton of his duties should have read:

Fortunately Chris’ reluctance to accept an assistant manager that was enforced upon him has led to his position becoming untenable. It is without regret that the board now feels an individual whom will above all respect the wishes of  Mike Ashley & Derek Llambias – regardless of performance – is needed to take the club forward.

Alan Partridge would have been a more popular appointment than Pardew

  1. Geoff Carter says:

    Please let this be true, it makes more sense!

  2. Ballistic says:

    Is this a gambling buddy? Seems like managerial russian roulette is all the board is competent for – about time they took their own medicine.

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