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The big news in the English Premier league is the firing of Newcastle manager Chris Hughton. Hughton was the manager since October of last year and helped the team move up into the Premier league. Last year they were in the Football League Championship.

The news of Hughton leaving Newcastle was a surprise to everyone. The last weeks result against West Brom has seem to finalize the thought of firing the manager as the fixture was 3-1. The Magpies have had an impressive victory as they have beaten Sunderland 5-1,and have tied Premier leader Arsenal and last years champion Chelsea.

This is what the Mike Ashley, owner had to say about the move, "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."

In my mind it sounds like they never had full faith in this manager and were always going to sack him. Newcastle sits 11th place with 19 points. They have lost three out of the last six games. 

The replacement of Chris Hughton is still unknown. 

Newcastle next fixture is against Liverpool on December 11th

Brian Kelly


 


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