Newcastle give Hughton his marching orders

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Newcastle United have sacked manager Chris Hughton. The news comes following Newcastle’s dismal performance at the Hawthorns yesterday, which saw them lose 3-1 to fellow promoted team West Brom. Newcastle have only picked up two points from the last five Premiership matches, in a poor run that has seen them lose at home to Blackburn and get thrashed 5-1 away at Bolton. However, Hughton has on the whole done well after securing promotion to the Premier League and Newcastle currently sit 11th in the Premiership League Table. Highlights of the season so far are the 6-0 and 5-1 thumpings of Aston Villa and Sunderland respectively at St James’ Park and impressive 1-0 win at the Emirates against Arsenal.

Newcastle had this to say about his sacking: “Regrettably the board now feels that an individual with more managerial experience is needed to take the club forward.” Do you agree with this, is Mike Ashley right to sack Hughton and who would you like to be brought in?


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