Newcastle contract no concern for Chris Hughton


Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton is calm about his future at St James' Park, with his current contract due to expire next summer.

The 51-year-old joined the Magpies as first-team coach in February 2008, before stepping up to the top job at the beginning of last season, initially on an interim basis.

He led Newcastle to the Championship title last term and his side have made a positive start to life back in the top-flight, including dishing out a 6-0 thrashing to Aston Villa.

Hughton told The Guardian:"At the moment I'm just getting on with the job.

"Yes, my contract is up at the end of the season, but my priority is just to get on and do the best job that I can and let other things take care of themselves.

"From my point of view where I want to be is manager of Newcastle United. That is where I am and I would like that to continue.

"But the most important thing is to get the results, because I am also conscious that, as managers, we can go through bad periods.

"Things can change very quickly in football, so all I want to do is concentrate on the job at the moment."

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