Pardew appreciates Hughton's contributions

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Newcastle United manager Hughton’s contributions to the club ahead of the clash against Norwich City.
Pardew has hailed all the work Hughton did with Newcastle and hopes that the Toon faithful will give the former Toon boss a warm reception as Norwich City travel to The Sports Direct Arena on Sunday.
Hughton had taken over Newcastle following their relegation to the Coca-Cola Championship at the end of the 2008-2009 season. The manager guided the team back to the English top flight the following season after winning the Championship, and also managed
impressive victories over and a 5-1 thrashing of local rival Sunderland.
However, the manager was sacked in a surprise move in December, despite the club’s decent run in the league. Newcastle had at that point held a mid table position, but Hughton had been let go of.
This was followed by the appointment of Alan Pardew as the new manager. This decision by the Newcastle board had not fared well with the supporters of the club, and Pardew’s appointment was highly unpopular at the time.
Later on, club skipper Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton were sold off. Newcastle had let go of their most influential players and things did not look good.
However, Pardew became an instant hit at the club and led them to a fifth place finish in the league last season. Pardew hailed Hughton's contributions to the club ahead of this weekend's game and is confident that the manager can replicate his Newcastle
success at Carrow Road.
"Both of us could probably look each other in the eye and say we have done a decent at Newcastle - so far on my part,” Pardew told reporters.  
"On his part now, he has a different agenda, a different project, and a tough one because Norwich second year in have not really had too much investment in the team - it's tough.”

"But they have got some good players and had some great results last season. It's a game that for us would probably put us in the top eight if we won, and that's obviously where we want to be."
The manager is hoping for a positive and warm reception for Hughton, and is confident that his side can emerge as victors at the end of the 90 minutes.



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