Football FanCast columnist Lewis Doe is glad to see a deal that finally seems to benefit everyone at Newcastle United.
Newcastle United are a football club that have not covered themselves in glory of late. Whether it be an argument over club ownership, an argument over the players or something else, there always seems to have been some niggling issue over the way the club is being run or handled.
Well at long last they've got something right. Chris Hughton now looks set to get the nod for the permanent managerial position. The dream days of Alan Shearer have been in gone. He came in, tried and got it wrong. Finally a logical decision has been made that can allow the club to move forward.
Hughton has always been in and around the side. Some would say that he is better experienced than anyone else in knowing how to get the best out of deflated players because when there is a crisis and a manager gets sacked, he is always the person who is thrown in at the deep end to sort the situation out before it gets any worse.
There are many reasons why Ashley's decision in this matter would be justified. Hughton has worked with the current crop of players for a very long time. He has been the person they have turned to since the very start of the Championship and he will now be the person that all of Newcastle turns to.
Hughton does not appear to be egotistical. He looks as though he has walked out of the school of Steve Coppell management and you tend to hear very little from him, unless he is speaking in the build up to a game or in the period just afterwards.
Although the appointment will not excite Newcastle fans it should make them happy in the knowledge that the club is slowly solidifying because Hughton can hold together the current team.
Players were always going to leave and go back to the Premier League and he has been left with a relatively good squad that should be able to challenge in the second tier of English football.
Newcastle needs days, news and a future that they can look forward to. For too long the club has been in the laughing stocks of the press and at last it appears that Mike Ashley is finally going to make a logical decision that will benefit the football club.
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