Classy Chris Hughton sends message to NUFC after securing promotion with Brighton

Following confirmation of Brighton’s promotion to the Premier League on Monday, Chris Hughton sent a heartfelt message to Newcastle United, saying he was now ‘waiting’ for his former club to join Brighton in the Premier League.

After his sides 2-1 victory over Wigan on Monday, Hughton knew that anything other than a Huddersfield win in the late kick off at Derby meant Brighton would secure their long awaited promotion to the top flight.

To both of our relief, Huddersfield only drew, meaning the 58 year-old and his side could finally celebrate promotion to the Premier League for the upcoming 2017/18 season.

His achievement was met by huge congratulations from all those associated with NUFC and rightly so given his heroic promotion campaign that he achieved with the club in 2009/10.

Hughton’s class has shone through yet again in recent days, with The Times’ George Caulkin revealing the following story after he congratulated the ex-NUFC boss on his latest achievement:

Such graceful comments are typical of the man, who deserves every success.

Hughton will no doubt take some satisfaction from trumping a club that unfairly sacked him all those years ago, however, he has never had a bad word to say about us, despite having every reason to hold a grudge.

He is one of the good guys in football and with that a very capable manager, so it was great to see the whole of NUFC shower their former boss with congratulations and compliments following Monday’s achievement:

All the best Chris, well deserved. Let’s hope we see you again soon via the Premier League next season!

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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