By Ollie Irish
Chris Hughton: a good man treated badly
Newcastle United have “parted company” (translation: sacked) with manager Chris Hughton following Sunday’s 3-1 defeat by West Brom.
“Newcastle United Football Club have today parted company with manager Chris Hughton. Goalkeeping coach Paul Barron also leaves the club today,” read a statement on the club’s website.
“The board would like to place on record their thanks to Chris for his considerable efforts during the club’s transition from Championship to Premier League football. Chris has shown exceptional character and commitment since being appointed manager in October 2009. The club wishes him well for the future.
“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