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Hughton Gone!

he 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.

egrettably 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.

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The Journalist

Writer: Ken Waugh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 6 2010

Time: 2:27PM

Your Comments

Idiocy! Bringing back Fat Sam?
Im in agreement, not about Fat Sam, but its an odd decision, I am aware that contract talks were about to start, maybe they were never going to go ahead, Ashley yet again parks his ******** tank.
Arsenal fan here - What a disgraceful way to treat the man you got Newcastle back into the big time. It wouldn't be so bad if you were sat in the relegation zone having only won a couple of games, but you're 11th in the table. Who does Ashley think he's going to get in at this time of year who could do any better? The guy is a moron.
Rocky, it seems something is in the pipeline, but, that wont justify the treatment of Hughton by Ashley, the mans a parasite.
Disgraceful treatment of Hughton. Whether he's the long-term solution or not, he's done well enough to deserve better treatment than this. Can't believe Ashley is willing to risk a player rebellion at this critical stage.
This stinks of when we got rid of Martin Jol. The board clearly have an agenda and I would put my mortgage on them already having the new guy lined up. Will he do better than Our Chrissy, I seriously doubt it. Mediocre players, in a mediocre squad playing surprisingly good football and getting some really good results...that has to be down to the manager. Mike Ashley must think he's the president of Real Madrid or someone...self obsessed, small minded, fame hungry, fat basterd!!
Not sure Ashley realises Hughton has become a part of Newcastle. He (Ashley) has really shot himself in the foot with this one. Brilliant manager who deserved better.
Agreed Ken - I understand that football is all about results, but there has to be some respect some where along the lines. CH did a great job for you guys (it's not like you smash you fiercest rivals 5-1 then beat one of the top 4 teams away every week is it?). Ashley needs to understand that Newcastle haven't just become a top team again simply because they're back in the PL, you have to work on survival first, and CH was doing that very well. What he's doing now is very risky and stinks of arrogance and disrespect. The sooner you get rid of the fat tosser the better.
this actually makes your club an absolute joke. its worse than when city got rid of sven when they finished in 9th even though the target for the season was 10th!
Typical of football now - no loyalty - even for a man who held a creaking club together last season and got you straight back up. Even this season showing some good signs - disgrace of the game.
Simgee - I wouldn't say it makes the entire club a joke .... just the bell end in charge.
Quality geordies on the slide again who will take you down this season? Look on the bright side at least your manager won something, admitentally theres no trophy for the premier league sack race but I m sure your all proud none the less.
(to the tune of chattanooga choo choo)Oh geordie boys has Ashley sacked yer manager boo hoo, don't stand there and whine oi geordies give us a smile!
it's not just mike ashley who will have done this, he may be in charge but there would have to be at least a majority of the board signing off on it too.
Ipswich Fan here!! Ashleys really done it this time!! Hopefully we'll get Keano out and Hughton in!!! Ashley has no place in football, you Geordies need another BIG protest to get him out! RIP Sir Bobby!
that pratt Ashley really has ruined your great club. Watch out you don't end up with Martin O'Neill btw!
The Fear
Villa fan here, was gonna say the same as fear about MON, cant believe theyve sacked hughton what a disgrace
shocking decision, especially with the next 4 fixtures you've got, any chance ashley is going to spend some money in january and he thought houghton wasn't the man to bring players in or am i giving him undeserved credit
ten men
Absolute disgrace!!! One of the games true gentlemen, treated like *****!!! What more was expected of the man??? Promotion, 11th in the league, and with one more defeat than liverpool! I feel sorry for you toon fans with that muppett Ashley involved!!! JOKE!
disgraceful, he was doing really well for you considering the circumstances ... he brought you back up after losing all the players season b4 last big mistake but AS will come back and take you down!!!
Disgusting, sorry Magpie's but I can't help that hope whoever takes over takes you down to punish that idiot Ashley. He has disgraced himself and football!

What really gets me is, they did it as 'he lacks experience', can anyone name 1 experienced manager who would want to walk into that club the way it is being run, anyone who does is doing it for the money and the money alone, it is a hiding too nothing!
P.S. I want Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham to go down before you lot still so don't hate me. :P

*No prizes for guessing who I support.*
Gooner in peace (& first post on vital for about 3 seasons!) - Sacked for his Prem inexperience? What a joke. 11th in league, tonks your local rivals, takes points off the current champions & tactically outsmarts AW to get a win at the Grove. It's an absolute disgrace Ashley's got shot of him. Who the hell does he think he's going to replace Hughton with? Pardew? Good luck with that! My sympathies lie with you.
Blackpool fan in peace You lot must be wondering whats hit you- I hope the self-destruction button has not been pushed!
terrible way to treat houghton i also hear martin jol is stepping down as ajax boss wonder could he be newcastles next boss?
Promotion at first attempt, upper-mid table, maybe looking at Europa Cup (despite having to sell players because FAT ASH lost all the money and screwed the team!), and he gets sacked???? Disgusting!! I feel reall sorry for you guys, firsttime in years that everything we've heard about Newcastle has been good news, then FAT ASH screws you guys again! Many good teams will be fighting for Hughton (many of us Spurs fans want him back when Redknapp goes to England), good luck to you all, hope the fat tosser hasn't wrecked your club again
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