Chris Hughton Join Newcastle United Backroom Staff

February 25 14:47 2008 Print This Article

Kevin Keegan has confirm the signing of former Spurs Republic of Ireland international Chris Hughton as the coaching staff at Newcastle United.

The 49-year-old Hughton will join current Toon coaching staff Steve Round and Terry McDermott for the first time on Toon training session next Tuesday morning.

“I am absolutely delighted that we've been able to bring Chris on board.” Keegan said, “He has a great knowledge of the Premier League and an awful lot of experience from a coaching point of view. Those are great qualities that he is bringing to Newcastle United.”

Chris has more than 14 years of coaching experience under eight different managers at Hotspur, Hughton also the assistant to the Irish national side manager Brian Kerr between 2003 and 2005. Made 300 appearances from his 13-years serving with the North Londoners, he picked up one UEFA Cup and two FA Cup winners' medals.

“Chris will be very valuable to us and I'm really looking forward to working with him.” Keegan added more. “He knows the Premier League inside out and he already knows a lot of our players, particularly the Irish lads from his time working with the Republic.”

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