Another Premier League manager sacked – & Sky Sports claim ex-NUFC boss could step in

Watford sacked yet another manager over the weekend, after Saturday’s defeat to relegation rivals Southampton left them in deep, deep trouble. Quique Sanchez Flores was given his marching orders (again) leaving The Hornets looking for their 3rd manager already this season, and one of the names being linked is former Toon boss Chris Hughton.

Sky Sports claim that Watford will look to appoint Flores’ successor in the next 24 hours, and while former Read Madrid and Bayern Munich assistant coach Paul Clement is also in the frame, Hughton is currently the leading candidate.

The former Brighton and Norwich boss remains popular amongst Newcastle fans, and indeed amongst the fans of every club he’s managed, after he lead us to promotion only to be harshly sacked back in December 2010. While it would be good to see him back in work in the Premier League, Watford seems like an impossible job, a poisoned chalice with hardly any job security, and survival a tall order as they are currently rock bottom and 6 points adrift from safety.

If it’s Watford, or indeed wherever Hughton ends up I’m sure all Newcastle fans wish him well, just as long as stay well below us in the league.

One thought on “Another Premier League manager sacked – & Sky Sports claim ex-NUFC boss could step in

  1. Harshly sacked?

    Managed Brighton – got promotion after 2 years, then after a 15th place finish the first year, was sacked the next with Brighton in 17th at the time.
    Wasn’t good enough for the prem.

    Managed Norwich in the Prem, where they were in a relegation struggle all season. Sacked.
    Wasn’t good enough for the prem.

    Managed Birmingham in the Championship where he failed to get them promoted. Let go.

    Managed Newcastle in the Championship – bringing them back up with pretty much with a Prem team but was sacked as it was considered he wasn’t good enough for the prem, as we were plummeting down the league.

    Doesn’t the above suggest that the sacking was entirely justified?
    Hughton is a “nice guy” motivator, just like the likes of Roeder and Pardew, who were also just not good enough for the prem.

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