Hughton Pleased To See His Signings Shine
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Wednesday, 30th May 2012
Chris Hughton talks to Journal chief sports writer Mark Douglas ...
He says he has no bad feeling towards Mike Ashley for sacking him.
Chris Hughton: “Bitterness? I have never felt that about what happened.
“I don’t think that way and I don’t harbour grudges towards anyone at the club.
"If I am absolutely honest I don’t look at the club now and think ‘What if?’
"What is normal when you lose your job is that it’s very tough for a while.
"You watch games but you want to be working.
“But I wanted to look forward from the moment it changed and I lost my job.
"Now I don’t look at Newcastle and wish them any ill feeling whatsoever. I’m absolutely delighted at what Alan Pardew has done and I’m delighted Newcastle are there.
“For the fans who were very good to me, it’s great they’ve had success. And there are still players there who were there with me when I was there and I am really glad they are doing well.
“The likes of James Perch, of course – and Leon Best and Danny Simpson and Mike Williamson. It’s fantastic to see them part of everything that is happening because we knew what good players they were.
“Then of course the club has recruited very well. I really like Yohan Cabaye and Hatem (Ben Arfa) is showing what a fantastic talent he is.”