Newcastle United, hang your head in shame
Has the world gone stark raving mad?
Fair enough, his side have not won in five games, and looked unimaginative against West Brom yesterday, but this has to be the harshest sacking in the Premier League for a while.
Of his 62 league games in charge, Hughton has won 35, giving him a win percentage of 56%.
League win percentage of other managers in the Premier League:
Roy Hodgson (Liverpool) – 33%
Ian Holloway (Blackpool) – 39%
Steve Bruce (Sunderland) – 30%
Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea) – 66%
All were appointed at the same time.
I know that Hughton had Newcastle in the Championship with a good squad, but he rejuvenated and regalvanised a side that was incredibly low on confidence.
Chris Hughton, I, OTP, fans and media all feel very sorry for you. You deserved better.